On This Day

What Happened on November 22, 1980

Historical Events

  • Georgia tanker at Pilottown Louisiana, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain causes a ship to leak

Famous Birthdays

  • Shawn Fanning, American Internet entrepreneur (Napster)
  • Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian athlete

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Wade, cricketer (South African batsman & captain 1935-36), dies
  • Leonard Barr, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77

Person of interestMae West

Mae West, actress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87

Actress Mae West
Mae West
  • Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter (b. 1901)
1980 Highlights

About November 22, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius