What Happened on October 15, 1980

Historical Events

  • Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Lawrence Klein

Famous Birthdays

  • Siiri Nordin, Finnish singer (Killer), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Tom Boonen, Belgian cyclist (2005 World Road Race Champion), born in Mol, Belgium

Famous Weddings

Rod Taylor

Actor Rod Taylor (50) weds Carol Kikumura

Famous Deaths

  • Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek footballer and volleyball player (b. 1896)
  • Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian hydrodynamicist and mathematician, dies at 79
1980 Highlights

About October 15, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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