On This Day

What Happened on April 28, 1980

Historical Events

  • Cyrus Vance, Carter's US Secretary of State, resigns
  • Reunion Arena in Dallas opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Bradley Wiggins, British cyclist (Olympic gold 2004, 2008 Tour de France 2012), born in Ghent, Belgium
  • Josh Howard, American basketball player (Dallas Mavericks)

Famous Deaths

  • Dee Carroll [Betty Jean Marsh], actress (Mad Bomber, Split), dies at 54
  • Tommy Caldwell, American rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies in a jeep crash at 30
1980 Highlights

About April 28, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus