On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1980

Historical Events

  • Montreal Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager in 11-5 win v Mets, for whom Doug Flynn hits MLB record tying 3 triples

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Umar, Maldivian footballer, born in Malé, Maldives
  • Jason Čulina, Australian soccer player
  • Sophie Winkleman, English actress, born in London, England
  • Wayne Bridge, English premier league footballer, born in Southampton, England

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Runnels, American politician (b. 1924)
1980 Highlights

About August 5, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo