On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 17,000 workers go on strike at the Lenin Shipyard in GdaƄsk, Poland, marking the beginning of the Solidarity movement

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

Famous Birthdays

  • Estrella Morente, Spanish flamenco singer, born in Las Gabias, Spain
  • Roy Williams, American football player, born in Redwood City, California

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Stratten [Hoogstraten], Canadian playmate (August, 1979), model and actress (Galixina), murdered by estranged husband and manager Paul Snider at 20