On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • John McEwen, 18th Prime Minister of Australia (1967-68), dies at 80
1980 Highlights

About November 20, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio