On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Baseball Players' Association votes to cancel 92 remaining exhibition games
  • 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.

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Famous Birthdays

  • Bijou Phillips, American actress
  • Bryan Buffinton, actor (Bill Lewis Jr-Guiding Light), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Randy Orton, American professional wrestler
  • YĆ«ko Takeuchi, Japanese actress