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

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Scott, Australian golfer (US Masters 2013), born in Adelaide, South Australia
Born in 1980

Famous Weddings

Donna Summer

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

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Brackman, American artist, dies at 81

About July 16, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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