What Happened on October 6, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Guyana adopts constitution
  • John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) sentenced to 3 months imprisonment on assault charges

Famous Birthdays

  • Abdoulaye Méïté, French footballer
  • Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer (Woking), born in Accra, Ghana

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman (43) divorces actress Anne Byrne (37) after 11 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Robic, French cyclist (b. 1921)
  • Josephine "Hattie" Jacques, British comedy actress (Carry on films, Hancock's Half Hour), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Ray Walker, actor (Baby Take a Bow), dies