On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1980

Historical Events

  • US military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Austin Nichols, American actor (One Tree Hill), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Fernando Arce, Mexican football midfielder, born in Tijuana, Mexico

Famous Deaths

  • Alenjo Carpentier, Cuban/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75
1980 Highlights

About April 24, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus