On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1980

Historical Events

Historic Event

Billy Carter, the brother of US President Jimmy Carter, registers as a foreign agent of the Libyan government after it was revealed they paid him hundreds of thousands of dollars

Baseball Record

Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record

Famous Birthdays

  • Jasper Pääkkönen, Finnish actor and film producer
  • Jonathan Cheechoo, professional ice hockey player
  • Reggie Abercrombie, professional baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Jackson, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 84
  • Henri Martelli, French composer, dies at 85
1980 Highlights

About July 15, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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