On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1980

Historical Events

Historic Event

River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Soyuz 37 ferries 2 cosmonauts (1 Vietnamese) to Salyut 6

Famous Birthdays

  • Michelle Williams, American singer (Destiny's Child - "Say My Name"), born in Rockford, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Keith Godchaux, American pianist, and singer (Grateful Dead, 1971-79 - "Let Me Sing Your Blues Away"), dies in a car accident at 32
  • Mollie Steimer, American political prisoner and anarchist agitator, dies at 82
  • Sarto Fournier, Mayor of Montreal (b. 1908)
1980 Highlights

About July 23, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 3 months
Leap Year: Yes

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