On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1980

Historical Events

  • Guyana adopts constitution

Sex Pistols' Break Up

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

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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
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Famous Birthdays

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

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 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
1980 Highlights

About October 6, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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