On This Day

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Suggs, American football player, born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • Merrit Weaver, American actress (Nurse Jackie, Godless), born in Manhattan, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1910)
  • Willi Forst, Austrian actor and director (Bel Amis, Operette, Vienna Blood), dies at 77
1980 Highlights

About August 11, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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