August 1980 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.
  • Aug 2 Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
  • Aug 3 Kaline, Snider, Klein, & Tom Yawkey inducted into Hall of Fame
  • Aug 4 -11] Hurricane Aline, kills 272 in Texas & Caribbean
  • Aug 5 Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager
  • Aug 6 University adm declares 5 Pac-10 schools ineligible for conference titles & post-season play due to transcript & curriculum abuses
  • Aug 7 Hurricane Allen ravages Caribisch area, about 70 killed
  • Aug 8 LBV Conference Center & Club Lake Villas open
  • Aug 9 Belgian constitution revised
  • Aug 10 Allen, most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx
  • Aug 11 Angola revises its constitution
  • Aug 11 Mohammed Ali Radjai appointed premier of Iran
  • Aug 12 Signature of the Montevideo Treaty establishing the Latin American Integration Association.
  • Aug 13 Suriname president Johan Ferrier ousted
  • Aug 13 Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in USSR

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Aug 14 Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Aug 14 17,000 workers go on strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, marking the beginning of the Solidarity movement
  • Aug 16 Cozy Powell quits Rainbow
  • Aug 16 Jools Holland quits band Squeeze
  • Aug 17 Azaria Chamberlain disappears, likely taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicised trial in Australian history
  • Aug 19 Saudi Arabian Lockhead Tristar crashes on landing at Riyadh, 301 die
  • Aug 19 Willy Russell's "Educating Rita" premieres in London
  • Aug 20 Pitts Omar Moreno steals record 70 bases for 3rd consecutive season
  • Aug 20 Reinhold Messner of Italy is 1st to solo ascent Mt Everest
  • Aug 20 UN Security Council condemns (14-0, US abstains) Israeli declaration that all of Jerusalem is its capital
  • Aug 21 Linda Ronstadt opens in "Pirates of Penzance" on Broadway
  • Aug 22 Leaders of Port Elizabeth's Black secondary school children in South Africa decided to end a four month boycott of classes
  • Aug 23 Charlie Finley sells A's for $127M to Haas (owners of Levi Strauss)
  • Aug 24 Jozef Pinkovski replaces Poland premier Babiuch
  • Aug 26 John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada.
  • Aug 27 Chon Doo Hwan elected president of South Korea
  • Aug 31 Poland's Solidarity trade union federations forms and is offically recognised by the Polish goverment
  • Aug 31 The GdaƄsk Agreement is signed.

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 8 Pat Noonan, American footballer
  • Aug 10 Kaysar Ridha, Iraqi-American reality TV contestant
  • Aug 18 Athina Papayianni, Greek race walker

Deaths in History

  • Aug 5 Harold Runnels, American politician (b. 1924)
  • Aug 8 Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63
  • Aug 8 Jacqueline Cochrane, US pilot/1st female faster than sound, dies at 70
  • Aug 8 Paul Triquet, French Canadian army officer (b. 1910)
  • Aug 9 Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41
  • Aug 9 Jacqueline Cochran, American aviatrix (b. 1906)
  • Aug 11 Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1910)
  • Aug 20 Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, dies at 91
  • Aug 22 James Smith McDonnell, American aircraft manufacturer, dies of a stroke at 81 (b. 1899)
  • Aug 22 Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (b. 1891)
  • Aug 26 Tex Avery, American cartoonist (b. 1908)