What Happened on July 18, 1980

Historical Events

Music History

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

  • 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

Kristen BellKristen Bell (42 years old)

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

  • 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? 42 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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