On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1980

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent 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

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra

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? 40 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer