What Happened on October 26, 1980

Historical Events

New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon: Grete Waitz of Norway wins for 3rd straight year in 2:25:41.3; Alberto Salazar claims men's event in 2:09:41

  • St Louis Cardinals sack Baltimore Colt QBs an NFL record tying 12 times

Famous Birthdays

  • Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer, born in Reșița, Romania
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Marcello Caetano, last Portuguese prime minister of the Estado Novo regime (1968-1974), dies in exile of a heart attack at 74

About October 26, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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