What Happened on July 23, 1980

Historical Events

Event of Interest

River of No Return Wilderness Area, surrounding the Salmon River in Idaho, designated by 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
Born in 1980

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)

About July 23, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: It's Still Rock And Roll To Me - Billy Joel
  • UK #1 Song: Use It Up And Wear It Out - Odyssey