On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1980

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

After playing two shows at the Madison Square Garden, Bob Marley collapsed in Central Park while jogging, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • British Leyland starts selling Mini Metro
  • USSR & Syria sign peace treaty
  • USSR performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestNick Cannon

Nick Cannon, American actor and rapper ("Love Don't Cost a Thing"), and television personality, born in San Diego, California

Actor & Rapper Nick Cannon
Actor & Rapper
Nick Cannon
  • The Miz [Michael Gregory Mizanin], American professional wrestler, born in Parma, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Martenot, French cellist, WWI radio telegrapher, and instrument inventor (ondes Martenot), dies at 81
1980 Highlights

About October 8, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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