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
  • US Secretary of State Cyrus Vance resigns in protest over the Iran hostage rescue attempt

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 rock bass player (Marshall Tucker Band), dies in a jeep crash at 30
1980 Highlights

About April 28, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 6 months
Leap Year: Yes

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