On This Day

What Happened on November 7, 1980

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

Steve 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
1980 Highlights

About November 7, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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