On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

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