On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1980

Historical Events

  • Corazones Unidos Siempre Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc. is founded
  • NFL Draft: Oklahoma running back Billy Sims first pick by Detroit Lions

Famous Birthdays

  • Kelly Shoppach, American baseball player
  • Kian Egan, Irish singer (Westlife)
  • Mathieu Biron, Canadian ice hockey player

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAlfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), dies of renal failure at 80


1980 Highlights

About April 29, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus