On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1980

  • Jan 1 Elin Nordegren, Swedish model
  • Jan 3 Liya Kebede, Ethiopian model
  • Jan 5 Bennie Joppru, National Football League tight end, born in Dickinson, North Dakota
  • Jan 11 Lovieanne Jung, American softball player, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 14 Sosuke Sumitani, Japanese announcer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 17 Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian ballroom dancer, born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • Jan 17 Gareth McLearnon, Northern Irish flautist, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jan 20 Philippe Cousteau Jr., French oceanographer and grandson of Jacques Cousteau, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 20 Brigitte Olivier, Belgian judoka, born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Jan 22 Subhash Ram Prajapati, Nepalese writer, born in Bhaktapur, Nepal
  • Feb 3 Sarah Lewitinn, American writer
  • Feb 5 Jo Swinson, British politician, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Feb 5 Brad Fitzpatrick, American programmer (LiveJournal), born in Iowa, United States
  • Feb 5 Prince Peter, American-born Yugoslav royalty, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 6 Luke Ravenstahl, American politician, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 19 Neleh Dennis, American Survivor contestant

  • Feb 27 Chelsea Clinton, daughter of President Clinton and Hillary Clinton
  • Mar 1 Rose VBL Windsor, daughter of English prince Richard
  • Mar 8 Stephen Milne, Australian rules footballer
  • Mar 19 Don Sparrow, Canadian illustrator
  • Mar 21 Marit Bjørgen, Norwegian cross-country skier
  • Mar 29 Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein, of Jordan
  • Apr 2 Adam Fleming, English news reporter (Daily Politics), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Apr 9 Yoanna House, American model, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Apr 22 Courtney Friel, presenter of World Poker Tour
  • Apr 25 Kazuhito Tadano, Japanese basaball player, born in Tokyo
  • Apr 27 Talitha Cummins, Australian journalist (Seven News Brisbane), born in Gold Coast, Australia
  • May 3 Marcel Vigneron, American chef (Top Chef), born in Bainbridge Island, Washington
  • May 8 Benny Yau, Canadian entertainer
  • May 16 Melanie Lofton, American Journalist
  • May 17 Davor Džalto, Serbian art historian
  • May 18 Aileen Campbell, Scottish Politician
  • May 22 Steven Baker, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 3 Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar (2013-present), born in Doha, Qatar
  • Jun 5 Yasser Latif Hamdani, Pakistani constitutional lawyer
  • Jun 16 Brad Gushue, Canadian curler

  • Jun 23 Becky Cloonan, American comic book artist
  • Jul 19 Bender [Alexander Buchanan], Canadian underground hip hop artist (Flight Distance, King of the Dot), born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 2018)

Person of interestJacinda Ardern

Jul 26 Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand (2017-present), born in Hamilton, New Zealand

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
New Zealand Prime Minister
Jacinda Ardern
  • Aug 8 Pat Noonan, American footballer
  • Aug 10 Kaysar Ridha, Iraqi-American reality TV contestant
  • Aug 31 Laura Mulleavy, American fashion designer (Rodarte), born in California
  • Sep 2 Dany Sabourin, French Canadian Goaltender in the National Hockey League
  • Sep 3 Jennie Finch, American softball player
  • Sep 4 Tamika Mallory, American activist and founder of Mallory Consulting, born in New York City, New York
  • Sep 30 Camilla D'Errico, Canadian comic book artist and painter
  • Oct 2 Shane Andrus, National Football League kicker
  • Oct 24 Monica, American (The Boy is Mine), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Oct 24 Zac Posen, American fashion designer, born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 28 Kanzi, Bonobo, most literate non-human, born at Georgia State University
  • Nov 3 Hans Andersen, Danish speedway rider (captain Denmark Speedway World Cup gold 2006, 08), born in Odense, Denmark
  • Nov 16 Nicole Gius, Italian alpine skier, born in Schlanders, Italy
  • Nov 16 Carol Huynh, 2008 Canadian Gold Medalist (48 kg. wrestling), born in Hazelton, Canada
  • Nov 21 Alec Brownstein, American author, director
  • Nov 22 Shawn Fanning, American Internet entrepreneur (Napster)
  • Nov 23 David Britz, American nano-technologist
  • Nov 25 Kushan Liyanarachchi, Sri Lankan, prominent Live Buddhism Practitioner
  • Dec 17 Eli Pariser, American political activist (MoveOn.org)

About 1980

How Old? 39 or 40 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep (Jan 1 - Feb 15), Monkey (Feb 16 - Dec 31)