On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1980

Historical Events

  • Jozef Pinkovski replaces Poland premier Babiuch

Famous Birthdays

  • Sonja Bennett, Canadian actress (Punch), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick A. Fox, American classical composer (Nightscenes; Shaking The Pumpkin),and educator (Indiana University, 1974-94), dies at 80
  • Yootha Joyce, British actress (Man About the House, George and Mildred), dies of liver failure at 53
1980 Highlights

About August 24, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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