On This Day

What Happened on November 23, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
  • CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos 3rd straight title; outclass Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10
  • National Black Independent Party forms

Famous Birthdays

  • David Britz, American nano-technologist
  • Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Herby Wade, cricketer (South African capt 10 Tests 1935-36), dies
  • Thien-an Thich, Zen teacher/Vietnamese Rinzai line, dies in LA at 54