On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1980

Historical Events

  • University adm declares 5 Pac-10 schools ineligible for conference titles and post-season play due to transcript and curriculum abuses

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Collins, Welsh soccer defender (12 caps; Sunderland, Stoke City, Nottingham Forest), born in Chester, England
  • Wilber Pan, Taiwanese-American singer, rapper and actor, born in West Virgina

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, dies at 66
1980 Highlights

About August 6, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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