On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1980

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

KC Royals' George Brett, batting avg reach .400

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Famous Birthdays

  • Athina Papayianni, Greek race walker, born in Preveza, Greece
  • Esteban Cambiasso, Argentine footballer, born in San Fernando Partido, Argentina
  • Jeremy Shockey, American football Tight End, born in Ada, Oklahoma
  • Preeti Jhangiani, Indian actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • Rob Nguyen, Australian racing driver, born in Brisbane, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65
1980 Highlights

About August 18, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo