On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1980

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

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? 40 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo