On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
  • Keith Dabengwa, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Lene Marlin, Norwegian singer
  • Shannon Lucio, American actress