What Happened on August 22, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
  • Leaders of Port Elizabeth's Black secondary school children in South Africa decided to end a four month boycott of classes

Famous Birthdays

  • Christi Shake, American model and actress
  • Nicolas Macrozonaris, French-Canadian track-and-field athlete
  • Roland Benschneider, German footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (b. 1891)
  • James Smith McDonnell, American aircraft manufacturer, dies of a stroke at 81 (b. 1899)