On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1980

Historical Events

  • Polish railway workers block railway to Russia

Presidential Convention

Ronald Reagan nominated for US President by Republicans in Detroit

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Scott, Australian golfer (US Masters 2013), born in Adelaide, South Australia

Famous Weddings

Donna Summer

Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (31) weds award-winning arranger Bruce Sudano (31) in Los Angeles, California

Singer Donna Summer
Donna Summer

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Brackman, American artist, dies at 81
1980 Highlights

About July 16, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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