What Happened on August 28, 1980

Historical Events

  • 37th Venice Film Festival: "Atlantic City" directed by Louis Malle and "Gloria" directed by John Cassavetes jointly awarded Golden Lion (first since 1968)
  • First use of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine to scan the human body at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland

Famous Birthdays

  • Rachel Khoo, English cook, author and broadcaster (The Little Paris Kitchen), born in London, England
  • T.J. Beam, American baseball player, born in Scottsdale, Arizona
Born in 1980

About August 28, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 5 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