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
1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Petty, American auto racer (son of Kyle Petty; death leads to NASCAR mandate of steering wheel kill switch), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer and songwriter

Jessica SimpsonJessica Simpson (42 years old)

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

  • Thomas Ian Nicholas, actor (American Pie, Rookie of the Year), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

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

About July 10, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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