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 guitarist Bob Weir, drummer Mickey Hart, and manager Danny Rifkin arrested for "suspicion of inciting a riot" after a concert in San Diego, California
  • Julie Marie Bryan, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Young Woman of Yr
1980 History

Famous Birthdays

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

About July 2, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) - Paul McCartney And Wings
  • UK #1 Song: Crying - Don Mclean