On This Day

What Happened on November 22, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Georgia tanker at Pilottown Lousiana, 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)