What Happened on October 6, 1980

Historical Events

  • Guyana adopts constitution

Music History

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
Born in 1980

Famous Divorces

Dustin Hoffman

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

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Robic, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1947; World C'ship gold cyclo-cross 1950), dies in a road accident at 59
  • 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

About October 6, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 16 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