What Happened on November 20, 1980

Historical Events

  • Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight
  • United Artists withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for re-editing

Event of Interest

United Nations Gulf War mediator Olof Palme makes first unsuccessful peace shuttle between Tehran and Baghdad

1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • James Chambers, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • John McEwen, 18th Prime Minister of Australia (1967-68), dies at 80

About November 20, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lady - Kenny Rogers
  • UK #1 Song: The Tide Is High - Blondie