On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday

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 offically 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
  • Laura Mulleavy, American fashion designer (Rodarte), born in California