This Week in History: Dec. 5-9, 1980 is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

This week in history, Dec 5 – 9, 1980:

The number one movie is “Stir Crazy” with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.

The number one song is “Lady” by Kenny Rogers.

Baseball player Ehren Wasserman was born and The Beatles’ guitarist/singer/songwriter John Lennon died.

Quote: “Heeeeeeere’s Johnny!” (Jack Nicholson in “The Shining”)

-Information compiled by Mike Hack


Mike Hack has enjoyed living in North Carolina for fourteen years and Wilmington for the past seven. Mike is a musician and videographer who enjoys crossword puzzles, Jeopardy, bus rides, long walks, and music history trivia. Mike has a vast knowledge of dates, and researching them is just one of his many passions.  Mike also has autism and is enjoying connecting with his community via Port City Daily!

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