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
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

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

Mae West (1893-1980)

American stage and screen actress, writer (She Done Him Wrong; I'm No Angel), and singer (Way Out West), dies in Hollywood at 87

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

About November 22, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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