What Happened on October 16, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Brigadoon" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 133 performances
  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeremy Jackson, actor (Shout, Baywatch), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Mary Halvorson, American avant-garde jazz guitarist (Meltframe) and composer (Belladonna), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Sue Bird, American basketball guard (record 508 WNBA games, Seattle Storm; Olympic gold 2004, 08, 12, 16, 20), born in Syosset, New York
  • Timana Tahu, Australian Rugby League player
  • Yordan Kamdzhalov, Bulgarian conductor (Genesis Orchestra), born in Targovishte, Bulgaria
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Carl PM Romme, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (KVP), dies at 83

About October 16, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police