On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Linda Ronstadt opens in "Pirates of Penzance" on Broadway

Famous Birthdays

  • Burney Lamar, American race car driver, born in West Sacramento, California
  • Paul Menard, American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Cheetham, South African cricketer (15 Tests as South African capt, won 7 lost 5), dies at 60