On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1980

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

George Brett ends hitting streak at 30

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Saudi Arabian Lockhead Tristar crashes on landing at Riyadh, 301 die
  • Willy Russell's play "Educating Rita" premieres in London starring Julie Walters

Famous Birthdays

  • Darius Danesh, Scottish pop, opera and swing singer-songwriter and stage actor, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jun Jin, Korean rapper (Shinhwa), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Michael Todd, American rock bassist (Coheed and Cambria), born in Kingston, New York
  • Paul Parry, Welsh footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, dies at 91
1980 Highlights

About August 19, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo