On This Day

What Happened on November 21, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Hi Infidelity" 9th studio album by REO Speedwagon is released
  • Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84
  • Gene Michael named 25th New York Yankees manager, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns

Famous Photo

John Lennon and Yoko Ono pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum

  • TV show "Dallas" episode "Who Done It" reveals 'Who Shot J.R.?', gets a then record 53.3 rating (over 83 million viewers, 76% of television watchers) in the US

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 MLB third baseman, 2002-10 (Texas Rangers), born in San Diego, California
  • 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? 41 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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