What Happened on August 14, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • In Gdansk Poland, 17,000 workers go on strike at the Lenin Shipyard, marking the beginning of the Solidarity movement

Famous Birthdays

  • Estrella Morente, Spanish flamenco singer
  • Roy Williams, American football player, born in Redwood City, California

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider