What Happened on August 26, 1980

Historical Events

  • John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada
  • Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of American rock band Cheap Trick

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendan Harris, American baseball player, born in Queensbury, New York
  • Chris Pine, American actor (Star Trek), born in Los Angeles, California

Macaulay Culkin (43 years old)

American actor (Home Alone, My Girl, Richie Rich), born in NYC, New York

  • Neeru Bajwa, Canadian actress and director in Punjabi cinema, born in Surrey, British Columbia
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Forrest, American jazz saxophonist (Night Train), dies at 60
  • Miliza Korjus, Polish-American actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71
  • Rosa Albach-Retty, German actress (b. 1874)
  • Tex Avery, American cartoonist (b. 1908)

About August 26, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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