On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1980

Historical Events

  • Chon Doo Hwan elected president of South Korea

Famous Birthdays

  • Kyle Lowder, American actor
  • Stephanie Michelle Steele, American country singer, born in Abilene, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas Kenney, American humorist (co-founded the magazine National Lampoon), dies at 33
  • Sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show), dies at 68
1980 Highlights

About August 27, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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