What Happened on August 25, 1980

Historical Events

  • MLB Texas Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs

Music Premiere

Stage adaptation of Harry Warren and Al Dubin's film musical "42nd Street", directed and choreographed by Gower Champion, with additional songs by Warren and Johnny Mercer, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 3486 performances and 2 Tony Award wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Neal Musser, American baseball player
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Gower Champion, American actor, dancer, choreographer, and theater director (42nd Street; Showboat; Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies of blood cancer at 61

About August 25, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sailing - Christopher Cross
  • UK #1 Song: Ashes To Ashes - David Bowie