What Happened on July 15, 1980

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

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

About July 15, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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