On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1980

Historical Events

  • Australian Williams driver Alan Jones wins the United States East Grand Prix to claim his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 13 points from Nelson Piquet of Brazil
  • Formal opening of meditation hall of Zenshin Temple in Riverdale, the Bronx NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Thomas, American bassist (Good Charlotte), born in Waldorf, Maryland
1980 Highlights

About October 5, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra