What Happened on November 23, 1980

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
1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • David Britz, American nano-technologist
  • Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Herby Wade, South African cricket batsman & captain (10 Tests, 327 runs; Natal), dies at 75
  • Thien-an Thich, Zen teacher/Vietnamese Rinzai line, dies in LA at 54

About November 23, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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