What Happened on April 25, 1980

Historical Events

Sports History

A's manager Billy Martin restrained by umpires from attacking a fan

Historic Event

Announcement of US hostage rescue bungle in Iran

  • Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Wayne Webb
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Alejandro Valverde, Spanish road racing cyclist, born in Las Lumbreras, Spain
  • Bruce Martin, New Zealand cricketer, born in Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Kazuhito Tadano, Japanese basaball player, born in Tokyo

Famous Deaths

  • Katia Mann, German actress and wife of German writer Thomas Mann, dies at 96
1980 Highlights

About April 25, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Call Me - Blondie
  • UK #1 Song: Call Me - Blondie