On This Day

What Happened on November 21, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Hi Infidelity" 9th studio album by REO Speedwagon is released
  • Dallas' "Who Shot JR?" episode (Kristen) gets a 53.3 rating (83 mill) in the US
  • Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84
  • Gene Michael named 25th New York Yankees manager, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns

CameraFamous Photo

John Lennon and Yoko Ono pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Famous Birthdays

  • Alec Brownstein, American author, director
  • Danielle Hartsell, pairs skater (with partner Steve Hartsell), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Elaine Yiu, Hong Kong actress and presenter, born in Hong Kong
  • Hank Blalock, American baseball player
  • Leonardo Gonz├ílez, Costa Rican footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Parks Sr, Kent cricket all-rounder (only Test for England), dies
1980 Highlights

About November 21, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio