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
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistani general and politician (President of Pakistan 1969-71, Bangladesh genocide during his regime), 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? 43 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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