On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Charles O. Finley sells Oakland A's MLB franchise for $12.7m to Walter Haas Jr. (owner & CEO of Levi Strauss)

Famous Birthdays

  • Denny Bautista, Dominican baseball player, born in S├ínchez, Dominican Republic
  • Rex Grossman, American football player, born in Bloomington, Indiana

Famous Deaths

  • Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77