What Happened on August 29, 1980

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Simms, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • David Desrosiers, Canadian rock bassist (Simple Plan, 2000-20), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • David West, American basketball player, born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Mohammad Sheikh, Kenyan cricketer, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor, born in British Hong Kong
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, French politician and Nazi collaborator (anti-Semite minister in WWII Vichy government), dies at 92
1980 Highlights

About August 29, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 2 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