What Happened on August 19, 1980

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Kansas City Royals' George Brett hitting streak ends at 30 games

  • 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 (d. 2022)
  • 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, born in Cheptow, wales

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? 42 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo

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