On This Day

What Happened on November 7, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast (Olympic gold 2000, 2004), born in Premià de Mar, Barcelona
  • James Franklin, New Zealand cricketer, born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Luciana Salazar, Argentine model and actress (Cien días para enamorarse), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Famous Deaths

Person of interestSteve McQueen

Steve McQueen, American actor called "The King of Cool" during the 1960s (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape), dies of a heart attack after surgery at 50

  • Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, dies at 73