What Happened on July 18, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Billy Joel's Glass Houses album tops charts

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • Failed attack on Iran ex-premier Bakhtiar in Neuilly, France
  • Federal court voids Selective Service Act as it doesn't include women
  • Quett Masire installed as president of Botswana
  • Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Kristen Bell, American actress
  • Ryoko Hirosue, Japanese actress and singer

Famous Deaths

  • Naoomal Jeoomal, cricketer (3 Tests for India 1932-34, 108 runs), dies