On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 84th Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers wins 3rd straight event and 4th overall title in 2:12:11; Jacqueline Gareau of Canada women's winner in 2:34:28; Rosie Ruiz disqualified for not running the entire course
  • Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWWW Detroit Mich

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Keppinger, American baseball player
  • Tony Romo, American football player
  • Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksandr Oparin, Russian biochemist (b. 1894)
  • Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter (b. 1928)