What Happened on August 22, 1980

Historical Events

Agreement of Interest

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

  • 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
Born in 1980

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

About August 22, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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