What Happened on August 11, 1980

Historical Events

  • Angola revises its constitution
  • Mohammed Ali Radjai appointed premier of Iran

Sports History

Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago's Britt Burns

1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Suggs, American football player, born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • Merritt Wever, American Emmy Award-winning actress (Nurse Jackie - "Zoey"; Godless; Unbelievable), born in Manhattan, New York City
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1910)
  • Willi Forst, Austrian actor and director (Bel Amis, Operette, Vienna Blood), dies at 77

About August 11, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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