On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1980

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Long Distance Runner Grete Waitz
Long Distance Runner
Grete Waitz
  • St Louis Cards sack Balt Colt QBs an NFL record tying 12 times

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Marcello Caetano, last Portuguese prime minister of the Estado Novo regime (1968-1974), dies in exile of a heart attack at 74
1980 Highlights

About October 26, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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