On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Blackstone" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • Azaria Chamberlain disappears, likely taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicised trial in Australian history

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Brett goes 4-for-4, raising his batting average to .401

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan Kromkamp, Dutch footballer, born in Makkinga, Netherlands
  • Keith Dabengwa, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • Lene Marlin, Norwegian singer-songwriter, born in Tromsø, Norway
  • Shannon Lucio, American actress, born in Denver, Colorado
1980 Highlights

About August 17, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo