What Happened on October 31, 1980

Historical Events

  • Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)
  • Polish government recognizes Solidarity trade union
  • Senegal routes troops to Gambia due to Libyan threat
1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Alondra de la Parra, Mexican-American conductor (Queensland Symphony, 2015-present), and founder and artistic director of the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (2004-11), born in NYC, New York
  • Eddie Kaye Thomas, American actor (American Pie, American Wedding), born in NYC, New York
  • Samaire Armstrong, American actress (It's A Boy Girl Thing), born in Tokyo, Japan
Born in 1980

Famous Weddings

Al Sharpton

American Baptist minister Al Sharpton (26) weds American back-up singer (to James Brown) Kathy Jordan; separate in 2004

About October 31, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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