On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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), 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