What Happened on October 13, 1980

Historical Events

Country Music Association Awards

14th Country Music Association Award: Barbara Mandrell, Emmylou Harris, and George Jones win

  • Unprovoked slayings of 6 blacks in Buffalo, NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashanti [Douglas] American singer ("Always On Time"), born in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York
  • Jon Micah Sumrall, American singer (Kutless), born in Ashland, Oregon
  • Magne Hoseth, Norwegian footballer, born in Aver√ły, Norway
  • Scott Parker, English soccer midfielder (18 caps; Charlton, West Ham, Fulham) and manager (Fulham, AFC Bournemouth), born in Lambeth, England
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Philip "Gabby" Pahinui, Hawaiian slack-key guitarist and singer, dies of a heart attack at 59

About October 13, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Columbus Day (United States), Thanksgiving (Canada)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police