On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1980

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 and Walter Mondale for president

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
42nd Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale
42nd Vice President of the United States
Walter Mondale

Famous Birthdays

  • Estrella Morente, Spanish flamenco singer, born in Las Gabias, Spain
  • Roy Williams, American football player (Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals), 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
1980 Highlights

About August 14, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo