On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1980

Historical Events

  • Cuban super-heavyweight Teofilo Stevenson becomes the 1st fighter to win 3 Olympic gold medals in the same division, scores 4-1 points decision over Pyotr Zayev (Soviet Union) in Moscow
  • Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Jose "Dingdong" Dantes, Filipino actor, (One More Try), and televison host (Star Struck), born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • Nadia Bjorlin, American actress, born in Newport, Rhode Island

Famous Deaths

  • Verdun Scott, New Zealand cricket batsman, rugby league utility back (10 Tests; 1 cap), dies at 64
1980 Highlights

About August 2, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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