On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday

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 player
  • Timana Tahu, Australian Rugby League player

Famous Deaths

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