On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Oklahoma!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 301 performances
  • 80th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Hal Sutton
  • Poland's Solidarity trade union federations forms and is officially recognised by the Polish government
  • The GdaƄsk Agreement is signed, allowing Polish citizens to bring democratic changes within the communist political structure

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Budden, American rapper (Pump It Up), born in New York, New York
  • Laura Mulleavy, American fashion designer (Rodarte), born in California
1980 Highlights

About August 31, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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