On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1980

Historical Events

  • Comedy film "Airplane!" written and directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and starring Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty premieres
  • Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Mickey Hart are arrested for incitement
  • Julie Marie Bryan, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Young Woman of Yr

Famous Birthdays

  • Nicole Manske, American beauty queen and motorsports television commentator
1980 Highlights

About July 2, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer