What Happened on October 10, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria
  • MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat New York Yankees, 3 games to 0
  • Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated
  • Yanks lose 4-2 & are swept by Royals in AL Championship series

Famous Birthdays

  • Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer
  • Sherine, Egyptian singer
  • Tim Maurer, American singer (Suburban Legends)

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Thomas, actor (Buckwheat), dies
  • Walter Keeton, cricketer (opening bat in 2 Test for Eng 1934-39), dies
  • William "Buckwheat" Thomas, actor (Little Rascal), dies at 49