What Happened on October 8, 1980

Historical Events

  • British Leyland starts selling Mini Metro
  • USSR & Syria sign peace treaty
  • USSR performs nuclear test
1980 History

Famous Birthdays

Nick CannonNick Cannon (42 years old)

American actor, rapper ("Love Don't Cost a Thing"; "Gigilo"), and television personality (America's Got Talent; The Masked Singer), born in San Diego, California

  • The Miz [Michael Gregory Mizanin], American professional wrestler, born in Parma, Ohio
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Martenot, French cellist, WWI radio telegrapher, and instrument inventor (ondes Martenot), dies at 81

About October 8, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 2 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