On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1980

Historical Events

  • Failed assassination attempt on Iraqi vice-premier Tariq Aziz
  • France performs nuclear test
  • New York City's Transit Worker Union 100 begins a strike lasting 11 days.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bijou Phillips, American actress
  • Bryan Buffinton, actor (Bill Lewis Jr-Guiding Light), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Randy Orton, American pro wrestler (4 x WWE Champion), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • YĆ«ko Takeuchi, Japanese actress (Miss Sherlock), born in Urawa, Japan (d. 2020)
1980 Highlights

About April 1, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries