On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1980

Historical Events

  • 4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria
  • MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat New York Yankees, 3 games to 0
  • Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated
  • Yanks lose 4-2 & are swept by Royals in AL Championship series

Famous Birthdays

  • JuliĆ© Pomagalski, French snowboarder (World C'ship gold snowboard cross 1999), born in La Tronche, France (d. 2021)
  • Sherine [Abdel-Wahab], Egyptian singer, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Tim Maurer, American singer (Suburban Legends)

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Keeton, cricketer (opening bat in 2 Test for Eng 1934-39), dies
  • William "Billie" Thomas, American child actor (Buckwheat- Our Gang), dies of a heart attack at 49
1980 Highlights

About October 10, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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