On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1980

Historical Events


AgreementAgreement of Interest

Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale

MLB Team Owner and Promoter Bill Veeck
MLB Team Owner and Promoter
Bill Veeck
  • Leaders of Port Elizabeth's Black secondary school children in South Africa decided to end a four month boycott of classes

Famous Birthdays

  • Christi Shake, American model and actress, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nicolas Macrozonaris, French-Canadian track-and-field athlete, born in Laval, Canada
  • Roland Benschneider, German footballer, born in Neuruppin, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (Mercedes Benz), dies at 89
  • James Smith McDonnell, American aircraft manufacturer, dies of a stroke at 81
1980 Highlights

About August 22, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo