What Happened on October 21, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Banjo Dancing" opens at Century Theater NYC for 38 performances
  • 1st (& only) time Phillies win World Series (in 98 years)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mikhail Gorbachev elected member of Politburo

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Pittman, American musician (Relient K)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Kim [KImberly] Kardashian, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in Los Angeles, California

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Asperger, Austrian psychologist (b. 1906)