On This Day

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
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Carl PM Romme, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (KVP), dies at 83
1980 Highlights

About October 16, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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