On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1980

Historical Events

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

Music Single

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

  • Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity

Famous Birthdays

  • James Killian, American football player, born in Caldwell, Kansas
  • Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer, born in Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana
  • Monica, American (The Boy is Mine), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Zac Posen, American fashion designer, born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30
1980 Highlights

About October 24, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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