On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1980

Historical Events

Sports History

Arthur Ashe retires from professional tennis

  • Delhi beat Bombay by 240 runs to win Ranji Trophy final
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Jesse Tendler, American actor (Nick-Ellen Burstyn Show), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Paul London, American professional wrestler, born in Austin, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Morris Stoloff, American violinist, Academy Award-winning composer, music director (Columbia Pictures, 1938-62), and orchestra leader (Moonglow/Theme from Picnic), dies at 81
1980 Highlights

About April 16, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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