On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1980

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Arthur Ashe retires from professional tennis

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 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 (Picnic, Pal Joey), dies at 81
1980 Highlights

About April 16, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries