On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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 singer-songwriter & actor
  • Jun Jin, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
  • Michael Todd, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)
  • Paul Parry, Welsh footballer

Famous Deaths

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