What Happened on October 21, 1980

Historical Events

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

Sports History

Baseball World Series: Philadelphia Phillies beat KC Royals, 4-1 at Veterans Stadium to secure series, 4-2; first championship in franchise history; MVP: Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt

Election of Interest

Mikhail Gorbachev elected member of Politburo

  • Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history
1980 History

Famous Birthdays

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

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian (42 years old)

American media and TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians) and businesswoman, born in Los Angeles, California

Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

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

About October 21, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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