On This Day

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

  • T.J. Beam, American baseball player, born in Scottsdale, Arizona
1980 Highlights

About August 28, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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