What Happened on October 5, 1980

Historical Events

F1 World Champion

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
Born in 1980

About October 5, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 11 months and 19 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