What Happened on October 31, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)
  • Polish government recognizes Solidarity trade union
  • Senegal routes troops to Gambia due to Libyan threat

Famous Birthdays

  • Alondra de la Parra, Mexican founder and artistic director of the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas
  • Eddie Kaye Thomas, American actor,
  • Samaire Armstrong, American actress

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Baptist minister Al Sharpton (26) weds back up singer Kathy Jordan

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton