On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1980

Historical Events

Music History

David Bowie stars in dramatic stage play "The Elephant Man" at the Auditorium Theater in Denver, Colorado

Famous Birthdays

  • Fernando Gonz├ílez, Chilean tennis player
  • Rachel Miner, American actress
  • Ryan Braun, Canadian baseball player (Los Angeles Angels), born in Kitchener, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Tausinger, Romanian-Czech violist and composer, dies at 58
1980 Highlights

About July 29, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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