On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1980

Historical Events

  • LBV Conference Center & Club Lake Villas open

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Urie, American actor and director
  • Mike Hindert, American musician
  • Pat Noonan, American footballer
  • Sabine Klaschka, German tennis player

Famous Deaths

  • Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63
  • Jacqueline Cochran, US pilot and 1st woman to break sound barrier, dies at 74
  • Paul Triquet, Canadian military officer, dies at 70
1980 Highlights

About August 8, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo