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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

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