On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Banjo Dancing" opens at Century Theater NYC for 38 performances

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mikhail Gorbachev elected member of Politburo

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Pittman, American Christian rock bassist (Relient K), born in Canton, Ohio

Person of interestKim Kardashian

Kim [Kimberly] Kardashian, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in Los Angeles, California

TV Personality and Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality and Model
Kim Kardashian

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician and eponym of Asperger syndrome, dies at 74
1980 Highlights

About October 21, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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