On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1980

Famous Birthdays

  • Fränk Schleck, Luxembourgish cyclist
  • James Foster, English cricketer
  • Natalie Casey, British actress
  • Raúl López, Spanish basketball player
  • Victor Núñez, Costa Rican footballer
  • Willie Mason, Australian Rugby League Player

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre, French existentialist philosopher & writer (Nobel 1964), dies in Paris at 74

  • Marshall Reed, American actor (The Madmen of Mandoras, Mysterious Island), dies from a massive hemorrhage at 62
  • Paul Langton, American actor (Till the Clouds Roll By, Peyton Place), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • Raymond Bailey, American actor (Vertigo, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Incredible Shrinking Man), dies at 75
1980 Highlights

About April 15, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries