On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1980

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" album tops US charts, featuring "It's Still Rock 'n' Roll to Me"

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel
  • Failed attack on Iran ex-premier Bakhtiar in Neuilly, France
  • Federal court voids Selective Service Act as it doesn't include women
  • Quett Masire installed as President of Botswana
  • Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestKristen Bell

Kristen Bell, American actress (Veronica Mars, Frozen), born in Huntington Woods, Michigan

Actress Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell
  • Ryōko Hirosue, Japanese actress and singer, born in Kōchi, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Naoomal Jeoomal, Indian cricketer (3 Tests for India 1932-34, 108 runs), dies at 76
1980 Highlights

About July 18, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer