On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1980

Historical Events

  • Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead

Famous Birthdays

  • Allan Davis, Australian cyclist, born in Ipswich, Queensland
  • Dolph Ziggler [Nicholas Theodore Nemeth], American professional wrestler, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jessi Combs, American auto racer, television personality (women’s land speed class record [4 wheels] 2013, 16), born in Rockerville, South Dakota (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMohammad Reza Pahlavi

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, last Shah of Iran (Persia) (1941-79), dies in Cairo of splenomegaly at 60

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

1980 Highlights

About July 27, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo