On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1980

Historical Events

  • Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
  • British rock musician Jools Holland quits band Squeeze
  • Cozy Powell quits Rainbow

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert "Bob" Hardy, English musician (Franz Ferdinand), born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
  • Vanessa Carlton, American singer-songwriter, born in Milford, Pennsylvania
1980 Highlights

About August 16, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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