What Happened on July 18, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" album tops US charts, featuring "Its 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

  • Kristen Bell, American actress
  • Ryoko Hirosue, Japanese actress and singer

Famous Deaths

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