What Happened on April 15, 1980

Famous Birthdays

  • Fränk Schleck, Luxembourgish cyclist
  • James Foster, English cricket wicketkeeper (7 Tests, 18 dismissals; 11 ODIs, 20 dismissals; Essex CCC), born in London, England
  • Natalie Casey, British actress
  • Patrick Carney, American drummer (The Black Keys - "Little Black Submarines"), and music producer, born in Akron, Ohio
  • Raúl López, Spanish basketball player
  • Victor Núñez, Costa Rican footballer
  • Willie Mason, Australian Rugby League Player
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

Jean-Paul SartreJean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

French existentialist philosopher and writer (Le Mur, Nobel 1964; declined), dies 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? 42 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Call Me - Blondie
  • UK #1 Song: Working My Way Back To You - Forgive Me Girl (Medley) - Detroit Spinners