On This Day

What Happened on July 10, 1980

Historical Events

  • Alexandra Palace in London burnt down for a second time
  • Sam Shepard's play "True West" premieres at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco [1]
  • Willie Jones hospitalized for heat stroke with record 46.5°C temperature

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
  • Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer and songwriter

Person of interestJessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson, American singer and popstar ("I Wanna Love You Forever" "I Think I'm In Love" and "Where You Are"), born in Abilene, Texas

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson
  • Thomas Ian Nicholas, actor (American Pie, Rookie of the Year), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Deaths

  • Komako Kimura, Japanese suffragette, actress and editor, dies at 92
1980 Highlights

About July 10, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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