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

Presidential Convention

Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter for president and Walter Mondale for vice president

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
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

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

About August 14, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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