On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity

Famous Birthdays

  • James Killian, American football player
  • Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer
  • Monica, American singer
  • Zac Posen, American fashion designer

Famous Deaths

  • Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30