Famous birthdays, deaths and events of 1980
January 1 - Elin Nordegren, Swedish model January 3 - Rob Arnold, American guitarist (Chimaira) January 3 - Liya Kebede, Ethiopian model January 3 - Angela Ruggiero, American ice hockey player January 3 - David Tyree, American football player January 4 - Greg Cipes, American actor January 4 - Yaroslav Popovych, Ukrainian cyclist January 4 - Erin Cahill, American actress January 4 - Miguel Monteiro, Portuguese footballer January 5 - Bennie Joppru, National Football League tight end January 6 - Steed Malbranque, French footballer January 6 - Hiromi Oshima, Japanese adult model January 8 - Rachel Nichols, American actress January 9 - Sergio García, Spanish golfer January 10 - Matt Roney, American baseball player January 10 - Sarah Shahi, American actress and model January 11 - Lovieanne Jung, American softball player January 11 - Mike Williams, American football player January 11 - Deanna Wright, American actress January 12 - Bobby Crosby, American baseball player January 13 - Nils-Eric Johansson, Swedish footballer January 13 - Akira Kaji, Japanese footballer January 13 - Michael Rupp, American ice hockey player January 14 - Clive Clarke, Irish footballer January 14 - Cory Gibbs, American soccer player January 14 - Ossama Haidar, a Lebanese soccer player January 14 - Byron Leftwich, American football player January 14 - Sosuke Sumitani, Japanese announcer January 14 - Hiroshi Tamaki, Japanese actor and model January 15 - Matt Holliday, American baseball player January 16 - Seydou Keita, Malian footballer January 16 - Lin Manuel Miranda, American actor January 16 - Albert Pujols, Dominican-born baseball player January 16 - Michelle Wild, Hungarian model January 17 - Zooey Deschanel, American actress January 17 - Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian ballroom dancer January 17 - Kimberly Spicer, American model January 17 - Gareth McLearnon, Northern Irish flautist January 18 - Robert Green, English footballer January 18 - Julius Peppers, American football player January 18 - Jason Segel, American actor January 18 - Estelle Swaray, English singer January 19 - Luke Macfarlane, Canadian actor January 19 - Jenson Button, English Formula One driver January 19 - Kotoko, Japanese Singer January 20 - Philippe Cousteau Jr., Freanch oceanographer; grandson of Jacques Cousteau January 20 - Brigitte Olivier, Belgian judoka January 20 - Matthew Tuck, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine) January 21 - Dave Kitson, English footballer January 21 - Nana Mizuki, Japanese voice actress and singer January 22 - Jake Grove, American football player January 22 - Christopher Masterson, American actor January 22 - Ben Moody, American guitarist (Evanescence) January 22 - Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer January 22 - Subhash Ram Prajapati, Nepalese Writer January 24 - Rocky Boiman, American football player January 24 - Nicole Marie Lenz, American actress January 25 - Michelle McCool, American professional wrestler January 25 - Xavi, Catalan Spanish footballer January 25 - Efstathios Tavlaridis, Greek footballer January 27 - Marat Safin, Russian tennis player January 27 - Chanda Gunn, ice hockey player January 28 - Nick Carter, American singer (Backstreet Boys) January 28 - Jesse James Hollywood, American drug dealer and fugitive January 29 - Yael Bar-Zohar, Israeli actress and model January 29 - Ivan Klasnić, Croatian football player January 30 - Leilani Dowding, British glamour model January 30 - Wilmer Valderrama, American actor January 30 - Pavel Ponomaryov, Russian-Estonian actor January 30 - Joãozinho, Brazilian footballer January 31 - James Adomian, American actor January 31 - Ryan Kienle, American musician January 31 - Tiffany Limos, American actress February 1 - Héctor Luna, Dominican Republic baseball player February 1 - Moisés Muñoz, Mexican footballer February 1 - Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2005) February 2 - Teddy Hart, Canadian professional wrestler February 2 - Gucci Mane, American rapper February 2 - Oleguer Presas, Spanish football player February 3 - Sarah Lewitinn, American writer February 5 - Brad Fitzpatrick, American programmer February 5 - Robin Vik, Czech tennis player February 6 - Mamiko Noto, Japanese seiyu February 6 - Kim Poirier, Canadian actress February 8 - Ralf Little, English actor/comedian February 8 - Cameron Muncey, Australian guitarist (Jet) February 8 - Stephen Wright, English footballer February 9 - Angelos Charisteas, Greek footballer February 9 - Shelly Martinez, American wrestler February 10 - César Izturis, Venezuelan baseball player February 10 - Mike Ribeiro, Canadian ice hockey player February 10 - Steve Tully, English footballer February 11 - Marco Bresciano, Australian soccer player February 11 - Titi Buengo, Angolan footballer February 11 - Matthew Lawrence, American actor February 11 - Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (d. 2004) February 12 - Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player February 12 - Sarah Lancaster, American actress February 12 - Christina Ricci, American actress February 13 - Sebastian Kehl, German footballer February 13 - Mark Watson, British comedian February 14 - Fátima Leyva, Mexican footballer February 14 - Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress February 14 - Josh Senter, American screenwriter February 15 - Conor Oberst, American singer and songwriter (Bright Eyes) February 16 - Agim Kaba, American actor and film producer February 16 - Ashley Lelie, American football player February 17 - Al Harrington, American basketball player February 17 - Klemi Saban, Israeli footballer February 17 - Jason Ritter, American actor February 18 - Regina Spektor, Russian-born singer and songwriter February 18 - Nikolai Antropov, Kazakh ice hockey player February 19 - Mike Miller, American basketball player February 19 - Ma Lin, Chinese table tennis player February 20 - Artur Boruc, Polish footballer February 20 - Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby union footballer February 21 - Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player February 21 - Jim Vandermeer, Canadian ice hockey player February 21 - Parthiva Sureshwaren, Indian racing driver February 21 - Tiziano Ferro, Italian singer February 23 - Karan Singh Grover, an Indian television actor February 24 - Anton Gustafsson, Swedish rock music fan (d. 2003) February 24 - Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese professional wrestler February 24 - Roman Sloudnov, Russian swimmer February 25 - Antonio Burks, American basketball player February 25 - Christy Knowings, American actress February 26 - Alex Fong, Hong Kong singer February 26 - Gary Majewski, Major League Baseball player February 27 - Bobby Valentino, American singer February 27 - Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton February 28 - Pascal Bosschaart, Dutch footballer February 28 - Lucian Bute, Romanian-born Quebec boxer February 28 - Piotr Giza, Polish footballer February 28 - Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player February 29 - Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player February 29 - Taylor Twellman, American soccer player February 29 - Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer February 29 - Chris Conley, American musician February 29 - Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist March 1 - Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer March 1 - Abdur Rehman, Pakistani cricketer March 1 - Djimi Traoré, Malian footballer March 2 - Édson Nobre, Angolan footballer March 2 - Lance Cade, American professional wrestler March 2 - Karl Dominik, China based foreign actor March 3 - Mason Unck, American football player March 4 - Omar Bravo, Mexican footballer March 4 - Jung Da Bin, South Korean actress (d. 2007) March 4 - Jack Hannahan, American baseball player March 4 - Arash Markazi, American sportswriter March 7 - Laura Prepon, American actress March 8 - Stephen Milne, Australian rules footballer March 9 - Matthew Gray Gubler, American actor March 11 - Paul Scharner, Austrian footballer March 11 - Dan Uggla, American baseball player March 12 - Douglas Murray, Swedish ice-hockey player March 13 - Caron Butler, American basketballer March 13 - Lee Jung-hyun, South Korean pop singer and actress March 13 - Molly Stanton, American actress March 14 - Aaron Brown, British/English footballer March 14 - Matteo Grassotto, Italian racing driver March 14 - Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby union footballer March 14 - Mercedes McNab, Canadian-born actress March 15 - Freddie Bynum, American baseball player March 16 - Felipe Reyes, Spanish basketball player March 16 - Todd Heap, American football player March 17 - Danny Califf, American soccer player March 18 - Alexei Yagudin, Russian figure skater March 18 - Sophia Myles, English actress March 18 - Sebastien Frey, French footballer March 19 - Mikuni Shimokawa, Japanese singer March 19 - Don Sparrow, Canadian illustrator March 20 - Jamal Crawford, American basketball player March 20 - Ock Ju-Hyun, South Korean singer March 21 - Marit Bjørgen, Norwegian cross-country skier March 21 - Ronaldinho Gaucho, Brazilian international footballer March 21 - Deryck Whibley, Canadian guitarist and singer (Sum41) March 22 - Shannon Bex, American singer (Danity Kane) March 22 - Pamela O'Connor, Scottish ice dancer March 23 - Russell Howard, British Comedian March 24 - Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer March 25 - Carrie Lam, Hong Kong actress March 26 - Son Ho Young, Korean singer March 28 - Stiliani Pilatou, Greek long jumper March 28 - Luke Walton, American basketball player March 29 - Kim Tae Hee, South Korean actress March 29 - Amy Mathews, Australian actress March 30 - Ricardo Osorio, Mexican footballer March 30 - Yalin, Turkish singer and songwriter March 31 - Chien-Ming Wang, Taiwanese baseball player March 31 - Maaya Sakamoto, Japanese voice actor March 31 - Michael Ryder, Canadian ice hockey player April 1 - Randy Orton, American professional wrestler April 1 - Bijou Phillips, American actress April 1 - Yūko Takeuchi, Japanese actress April 2 - Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer April 2 - Adam Fleming, English news reporter April 2 - Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004) April 4 - Johnny Borrell, English singer (Razorlight) April 4 - Trevor Moore, American comedian April 4 - Björn Wirdheim, Swedish race car driver April 5 - Matt Bonner, American basketball player April 5 - Lee Jae Won, South Korean actor April 8 - Manuel Ortega, Austrian singer April 8 - Katee Sackhoff, American actress April 9 - Yoanna House, American model April 9 - Jerko Leko, Croatian footballer April 9 - Clueso, German singer April 10 - Sean Avery, Canadian ice hockey player April 10 - Charlie Hunnam, British actor April 10 - Kasey Kahne, American race-car driver April 10 - Bryce Soderberg, American musician April 11 - Keiji Tamada, Japanese footballer April 11 - Mark Teixeira, American baseball player April 12 - Brian McFadden, Irish Singer April 12 - Erik Mongrain, Canadian musician April 13 - Jana Cova, Czech pornographic actress April 13 - Quentin Richardson, American basketball player April 13 - Colleen Clinkenbeard, American voice actress April 14 - Ben Wells, American actor April 14 - Win Butler, American/Canadian musician (Arcade Fire) April 15 - Natalie Casey, British actress April 15 - James Foster, English cricketer April 15 - Raúl López, Spanish basketball player April 15 - Victor Núñez, Costa Rican footballer April 15 - Willie Mason, Australian Rugby League Player April 15 - Fränk Schleck, Luxembourgish cyclist April 16 - Paul London, American professional wrestler April 17 - Curtis Woodhouse, English footballer/boxer April 17 - Lee Hyun-il, South Korean badminton player April 18 - Robyn Regehr, Canadian ice hockey player April 19 - Alexis Thorpe, American actress April 20 - Jasmin Wagner, German singer April 21 - Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player April 21 - Tony Romo, American football player April 21 - Jeff Keppinger, American baseball player April 22 - Nicolas Douchez, French footballer April 22 - Courtney Friel, presenter of World Poker Tour April 22 - Carlos Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player April 22 - Aaron Michael Metchik, American actor April 24 - Fernando Arce, Mexican footballer April 24 - Austin Nichols, American actor April 25 - Alejandro Valverde, Spanish cyclist April 25 - Bruce Martin, New Zealand cricketer April 25 - Kazuhito Tadano, Japanese baseball player April 26 - Jordana Brewster, American actress April 26 - Anna Mucha, Polish actress April 26 - Channing Tatum, American actor April 27 - Christian Lara, Ecuadorian footballer April 27 - Ananda Mikola, Indonesian racing driver April 27 - Sybille Bammer, Austrian tennis player April 28 - Josh Howard, American basketball player (Dallas Mavericks) April 29 - Mathieu Biron, Canadian ice hockey player April 29 - Kian Egan, Irish singer (Westlife) April 29 - Kelly Shoppach, American baseball player May 1 - Jan Heylen, Belgian racing driver May 1 - Jay Reatard, American musician May 1 - Ana Claudia Talancón, Mexican actress May 2 - Tim Borowski, German footballer May 2 - Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canadian skateboarder May 2 - Miloš Glogovac, Serbian footballer May 2 - Zat Knight, English footballer May 2 - Troy Murphy, American basketball player May 2 - Brad Richards, Canadian ice hockey player May 3 - Zuzana Ondrášková, Czech tennis player May 3 - Marcel Vigneron, American chef (Top Chef) May 4 - Andrew Raycroft, Canadian ice hockey player May 5 - DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player May 5 - Yossi Benayoun, Israeli Footballer May 6 - Scott Colton, American professional wrestler May 6 - Mario Stojić, Croatian basketball player May 6 - Ricardo Oliveira, Brazilian footballer May 6 - Taebin, Korean singer (1TYM) May 6 - Kelly van der Veer, Dutch reality TV star May 7 - Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer May 7 - Kate Lawler, English reality television personality and disc jockey May 8 - Michelle McManus, Scottish singer May 9 - Cho Hyeon Jae, South Korean actor May 9 - Grant Hackett, Australian swimmer May 9 - Angela Nikodinov, American figure skater May 9 - Tony Schmidt, German racing driver May 13 - Waka Inoue, Japanese gravure idol and actress May 13 - Mau Marcelo, Filipino singer May 13 - Chris Barker (bassist), American Bassist for the band Anti-flag May 14 - Zdeněk Grygera, Czech footballer May 14 - Eugene Martineau, Dutch decathlete May 14 - Júlia Sebestyén, Hungarian figure skater May 14 - Hugo Southwell, Scottish rugby union footballer May 15 - Josh Beckett, American baseball player May 15 - Rocky Marquette, American actor May 16 - Mikel Alonso, Spanish footballer May 16 - Michael Ryan, American ice hockey player May 17 - Dallas Taylor, American singer (Underoath) May 18 - Jeff Roehl, American football player May 18 - Ali Zafar, Pakistani singer and model May 19 - Drew Fuller, American actor/model May 19 - Tony Hackworth, English footballer May 20 - Austin Kearns, American Baseball player May 21 - Chris Raab, American actor May 22 - Rhett Fisher, actor/musician May 22 - Steven Baker, Australian rules footballer May 22 - Chad Tracy, American baseball player May 23 - Lane Garrison, American actor May 23 - Theofanis Gekas, Greek footballer May 24 - Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong actress and singer May 25 - Jae Hee, South Korean actor May 25 - David Navarro, Spanish footballer May 28 - Mark Feehily, Irish musician (Westlife) May 28 - Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer May 30 - Steven Gerrard, English footballer May 31 - Andy Hurley, American musician (Fall Out Boy) June 1 - Oliver James, British actor June 2 - Fabrizio Moretti, Brazilian-born rock drummer (The Strokes) June 2 - Abby Wambach, American Soccer player June 3 - Lazaros Papadopoulos, Greek basketball player June 4 - Alicja Janosz, Polish singer June 4 - François Beauchemin, French Canadian ice hockey player June 5 - Sutee Suksomkit, Thai football player June 6 - Matt Belisle, American baseball player June 6 - Martin Devaney, English footballer June 9 - Mike Fontenot, American baseball player June 9 - Lehlohonolo Seema, Lesotho footballer June 9 - Udonis Haslem, American basketball player June 10 - Francelino Matuzalem, Brazilian footballer June 10 - Ovie Mughelli, American football player June 10 - Jessica Di Cicco, American actress June 10 - Wang Yuegu, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player June 11 - Yhency Brazoban, Dominican born baseball player June 12 - Larry Foote, American football player June 12 - Marco Bortolami, Italian rugby union player June 13 - Darius Vassell, English footballer June 13 - Florent Malouda, French footballer June 13 - Markus Winkelhock, German racing driver June 13 - Sarah Connor, German singer June 15 - Mary Carey, American pornographic actress June 15 - Christopher Castile, American actor June 15 - Almudena Cid, Spanish gymnast June 15 - Cara Zavaleta, American model June 16 - Nehir Erdoğan, Turkish actress June 16 - Brad Gushue, Canadian curler June 16 - Martin Stranzl, Austrian footballer June 16 - Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer June 16 - Daré Nibombé, Togolese footballer June 17 - Kimeru, Japanese singer June 17 - Venus Williams, American tennis player June 18 - Antonio Gates, American football player June 18 - Tara Platt, American actress June 18 - Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer and songwriter June 18 - Craig Mottram, Australian middle distance runner June 19 - Adel Abdulaziz, Emiratie football player June 19 - Lauren Lee Smith, Canadian actress June 20 - Carlo Festuccia, Italian rugby union footballer June 20 - Fabian Wegmann, German road racing cyclist June 20 - Tony Lovato, American singer and guitarrist (Mest) June 20 - Franco Semioli, Italian footballer June 21 - Sendy Rleal, Dominican baseball player June 21 - Richard Jefferson, American basketball player June 23 - Ramnaresh Sarwan, Guyanese cricketer June 24 - Cicinho, Brazilian footballer June 24 - Liane Balaban, Canadian actress June 24 - Andrew Jones, Australian racing driver June 24 - Minka Kelly, American actress June 25 - Maja Latinoviæ, Serbian model June 25 - Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress June 26 - Jason Schwartzman, American actor June 26 - Michael Vick, American football player June 26 - Chris Shelton, American baseball player June 26 - Sinik, French singer and rapper June 27 - Kevin Pietersen, English cricketer June 27 - Craig Terrill, American football player June 29 - Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano June 29 - Mel Peachey, British television personality June 29 - Martin Truex Jr, American race car driver June 30 - Rade Prica, Swedish footballer July 1 - Patrick Aufiero, American hockey player July 3 - Roland Mark Schoeman, South African swimmer July 3 - Kevin Boyle, American basketballer July 3 - Harbhajan Singh, Indian cricketer July 4 - Muhammad Ali Hasan, American filmmaker July 4 - Max Elliott Slade, American film actor July 5 - Eva Green, French actress July 5 - Jason Wade, American musician (Lifehouse) July 5 - David Rozehnal, Czech footballer July 6 - Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player July 7 - John Buck, American baseball player July 7 - Deidre Downs, American beauty queen July 7 - Michelle Kwan, American figure skater July 7 - Kaisa Jouhki, Finnish vocalist (Battlelore) July 7 - Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used) July 8 - Robbie Keane, Irish footballer July 10 - Thomas Ian Nicholas, American actor July 10 - Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer and songwriter July 10 - Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000) July 10 - Jessica Simpson, American singer July 10 - Orlando Jordan, American wrestler July 11 - T.J. Wilson, Canadian professional wrestler July 12 - Johanna Klum, German TV presenter July 14 - George Smith, Australian Rugby player July 15 - Jonathan Cheechoo, professional ice hockey player July 15 - Reggie Abercrombie, professional baseball player July 15 - Jasper Pääkkönen, Finnish actor and film producer July 16 - Jesse Jane, American pornographic actress and erotic model July 16 - Justine Joli, American pornographic actress July 16 - Adam Scott, Australian golfer July 17 - Ryan Miller, American hockey player July 17 - Javier Camuñas, Spanish footballer July 18 - Kristen Bell, American actress July 18 - Ryoko Hirosue, Japanese actress and singer July 19 - Giorgio Mondini, Italian racing driver July 19 - Xavier Malisse, Belgian tennis player July 19 - Mark Webber, American actor July 20 - Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian model July 20 - Mike Kennerty, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects) July 21 - Tailor James, Canadian model July 21 - CC Sabathia, American baseball player July 22 - Scott Dixon, New Zealand racing driver July 22 - Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer July 22 - Kate Ryan, Belgian singer July 22 - Tablo, Korean hip-hop musician (Epik High) July 23 - Michelle Williams, American singer (Destiny's Child) July 24 - Gauge, American pornographic actress July 24 - Wilfred Bungei, Kenyan middle-distance runner July 25 - Diam's, French rapper July 25 - Shawn Riggans, American baseball player July 25 - Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver July 26 - Dave Baksh, Canadian guitarist (Sum 41) July 26 - Lee Dong-gun, South Korean actor July 27 - Nick Nemeth, American professional wrestler July 27 - Allan Davis, Australian cyclist July 28 - Stephen Christian, American singer (Anberlin) July 29 - Ryan Braun, Canadian baseball player July 29 - Fernando González, Chilean tennis player July 29 - Rachel Miner, American actress July 30 - James Anderson, English cricketer July 30 - Justin Rose, British golfer July 30 - Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player July 30 - Chuck Thomas, British TV producer / presenter July 31 - Mils Muliaina, New Zealand and Waikato rugby player August 1 - Mancini, Brazilian footballer August 2 - Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer August 2 - Nadia Bjorlin, American actress August 3 - Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player August 3 - Brandan Schieppati, American singer (Bleeding Through) August 4 - Richard Dawson, English cricketer August 5 - Kaylani Lei, Singaporean/American pornographic actress August 5 - Wayne Bridge, English footballer August 5 - Jason Čulina, Australian soccer player August 5 - Ali Umar, Maldivian footballer August 5 - Sophie Winkleman, English actress August 6 - Danny Collins, Welsh footballer August 6 - Wilber Pan, American/Taiwanese singer August 7 - Aurélie Claudel, French model August 8 - Mike Hindert, American musician August 8 - Sabine Klaschka, German tennis player August 8 - Pat Noonan, American footballer August 8 - Michael Urie, American actor and director August 9 - Ryu Seung-beom, South Korean actor August 10 - Kaysar Ridha, Iraqi-American reality TV contestant August 11 - Lee Suggs, American football player August 12 - Maggie Lawson, American actress August 12 - Dominique Swain, American actress August 12 - Matt Thiessen, Canadian/American musician (Relient K) August 12 - Jade Villalon, American singer/songwriter August 14 - Estrella Morente, Spanish flamenco singer August 14 - Roy Williams, American football player August 15 - Nathalie Press, English actress August 16 - Vanessa Carlton, American singer/songwriter August 16 - Robert Hardy, English musician (Franz Ferdinand) August 17 - Keith Dabengwa, Zimbabwean cricketer August 17 - Jan Kromkamp, Dutch footballer August 17 - Shannon Lucio, American actress August 17 - Lene Marlin, Norwegian singer August 18 - Esteban Cambiasso, Argentine footballer August 18 - Preeti Jhangiani, Indian actress August 18 - Rob Nguyen, Australian racing driver August 18 - Athina Papayianni, Greek race walker August 18 - Jeremy Shockey, American football Tight End August 19 - Jun Jin, Korean rapper (Shinhwa) August 19 - Darius Danesh, Scottish singer-songwriter & actor August 19 - Paul Parry, Welsh footballer August 19 - Michael Todd, American musician (Coheed and Cambria) August 20 - Corey Carrier, American actor August 20 - Rochelle Gadd, British actress August 21 - Burney Lamar, American race car driver August 21 - Paul Menard, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver August 22 - Christi Shake, American model and actress August 22 - Roland Benschneider, German footballer August 22 - Nicolas Macrozonaris, French-Canadian track-and-field athlete August 23 - Denny Bautista, Dominican baseball player August 23 - Rex Grossman, American football player August 24 - Sonja Bennett, Canadian actress August 25 - Neal Musser, American baseball player August 26 - Macaulay Culkin, American actor August 26 - Brendan Harris, American baseball player August 26 - Chris Pine, American actor August 27 - Kyle Lowder, American actor August 28 - T.J. Beam, American baseball player August 29 - David Desrosiers, Canadian musician(Simple Plan) August 29 - Chris Simms, American football player August 29 - David West, American basketball player August 29 - Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor August 29 - Mohammad Sheikh, Kenyan cricketer August 31 - Joe Budden, American rapper September 1 - Chris Riggott, English footballer September 1 - Sammy Adjei, Ghanaian footballer September 2 - Dany Sabourin, French Canadian Goaltender in the National Hockey League September 2 - Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver September 3 - The B.G., American rapper September 3 - Daniel Ruben Bilos, Argentinian footballer September 3 - Cone McCaslin, Canadian bassist (Sum 41) September 3 - Jennie Finch, American softball player September 4 - Hitomi Shimatani, Japanese singer September 4 - Pat Neshek, American baseball player September 5 - Franco Costanzo, Argentinian football goalkeeper September 6 - Joseph Yobo, Nigerian footballer September 6 - Yuji Hamano, Japanese archer September 6 - Jillian Hall, American professional wrestler September 6 - Samuel Peter, Nigerian heavyweight boxer September 7 - Mark Prior, American baseball player September 7 - Gabriel Milito, Argentine footballer September 7 - Javad Nekounam, Iranian footballer September 7 - Sara Carrigan, Australian cyclist September 8 - Teruyuki Moniwa, Japanese footballer September 9 - Todd Coffey, American baseball player September 9 - Michelle Williams, American actress September 10 - Mikey Way, American Bassist (My Chemical Romance) September 11 - Mike Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player September 11 - Antônio Pizzonia, Brazilian race car driver September 12 - Sean Burroughs, American baseball player September 12 - Fernando Cesar de Souza, Brazilian footballer September 12 - Gus G., Greek guitarist (Firewind September 12 - Joe Loeffler, American musician (former bassist for Chevelle) September 12 - Josef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey player September 12 - Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player September 13 - Han Chae Young, South Korean actress September 13 - Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player September 13 - Evangelos Nastos, Greek footballer September 13 - Viren Rasquinha, Indian field hockey player September 13 - Ben Savage, American actor September 13 - Michelle Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run) September 13 - Teppei Teranishi, American guitarist (Thrice) September 15 - David Diehl, American football player September 15 - Jolin Tsai, Taiwanese pop singer September 15 - Mike Dunleavy, Jr. September 16 - Patrik Stefan, Czech hockey player September 17 - Danny Haren, American baseball player September 18 - Charles Hedger, September 18 - Avi Strool, Israeli footballer September 18 - Chris Tarrant, Australian football player September 19 - Sara Quin, Canadian singer/songwriter (Tegan and Sara) September 19 - Tegan Quin, Canadian singer/songwriter (Tegan and Sara) September 20 - Mariacarla Boscono, Italian fashion model September 20 - Jonathan Le Billon, British actor September 20 - Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist September 21 - Robert Hoffman, American actor September 21 - Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress September 21 - Nyree Lewis, British Paralympic swimmer September 21 - Aleksa Palladino, American actress September 21 - Autumn Reeser, American actress September 21 - Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver September 22 - Fernanda Tavares, Brazilian model September 23 - Cameron Litvack, American television producer September 24 - Daniele Bennati, Italian professional road racing cyclist September 24 - Dean Canto, Australian racing driver September 24 - Sabrine Maui, Filipino/American pornographic actress September 24 - Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer September 24 - John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer September 25 - T.I., American rapper September 26 - Jane Darling, Czech porn model/actress September 26 - Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver September 26 - Brooks Orpik, American ice hockey player September 26 - Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey player September 26 - Henrik Sedin, Swedish ice hockey player September 27 - Asashoryu, Mongolian sumo wrestler September 29 - Dallas Green, Canadian musician (Alexisonfire,City and Colour) September 29 - Zachary Levi, American actor September 29 - Patrick Agyemang, English footballer September 30 - Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis player October 2 - Shane Andrus, American football player October 3 - Sheldon Brookbank, Canadian hockey player October 4 - Kristina Lenko, Canadian ice skater October 4 - Me'Lisa Barber, American athlete October 4 - Sarah Fisher, American race car driver October 4 - Tim Peper, American actor October 4 - Tomáš Rosický, Czech footballer October 5 - Paul Thomas, American bassist (Good Charlotte) October 6 - Abdoulaye Méïté, French footballer October 7 - Edison Chen, Canadian actor October 8 - Mike Mizanin, American wrestler October 8 - Nick Cannon, American actor October 9 - Ibrahim Fazeel, Maldivian footballer October 9 - Henrik Zetterberg, Swedish ice hockey player October 10 - Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer October 10 - Tim Maurer, American singer (Suburban Legends) October 10 - Sherine, Egyptian singer October 11 - Nyron Nosworthy, English footballer October 13 - Ashanti, American singer October 13 - Magne Hoseth, Norwegian footballer October 13 - Scott Parker, English footballer October 13 - Jon Micah Sumrall, American singer (Kutless) October 14 - Terrence McGee, American football player October 14 - Paul Ambrosi, Ecuadorian footballer October 14 - Niels Lodberg, Danish footballer October 15 - Tom Boonen, Belgian cyclist October 16 - Sue Bird, American basketball player October 16 - Jeremy Jackson, American actor October 16 - Timana Tahu, Australian Rugby League player October 17 - Ekaterina Gamova, Russian volleyball player October 17 - Alessandro Piccolo, Italian racing driver October 19 - Benjamin Salisbury, American actor October 20 - Gary Jarman, English musician October 20 - Jose Veras, Dominican baseball player October 21 - Kim Kardashian, American socialite October 21 - Brian Pittman, American musician (Relient K) October 22 - Garrett Tierney, American musician (Brand New) October 23 - Pedro Liriano, Dominican baseball player October 24 - James Killian, American football player October 24 - Monica, American singer October 24 - Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer October 25 - Mehcad Brooks, American actor and former model October 26 - Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer October 27 - Tanel Padar, Estonian singer October 27 - Cassia Riley, American model October 28 - Alan Smith, English footballer October 28 - Christy Hemme, American professional wrestler October 28 - Kanzi, American literate bonobo October 28 - Dimitri Liakopoulos, Greek actor October 29 - Ben Foster, American actor October 29 - B.J. Sams, American football player October 30 - Sarah Carter, Canadian actress October 30 - Choi Hong-man, South Korean kickboxer October 31 - Eddie Kaye Thomas, American actor, October 31 - Samaire Armstrong, American actress October 31 - Marcel Meeuwis, Dutch footballer November 2 - Kim So-yeon, South Korean actress November 4 - Sabrina Colie, Jamaican actress November 4 - Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union footballer November 4 - Richard Owens, American football player November 4 - Marcy Rylan, American actress November 5 - Christoph Metzelder, German footballer November 5 - Jaime Camara, Brazilian racing driver November 5 - Eva González, Spanish model and beauty queen November 7 - Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast November 7 - James Franklin, New Zealand cricketer November 7 - Luciana Salazar, Argentine model and actress November 8 - Ana Vidovic, classical guitarist November 8 - Luis Fabiano, Brazilian footballer November 9 - James Harper, English footballer November 9 - Dominique Maltais, Quebec snowboarder November 9 - Vanessa Minillo, Filipino television personality November 10 - Troy Bell, American basketball player November 10 - Calvin Chen, Taiwanese singer November 10 - Donté Stallworth, American football player November 11 - Willie Parker, American football player November 12 - Trent Acid, American professional wrestler November 12 - Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor November 13 - Monique Coleman, American actress November 13 - François-Louis Tremblay, Canadian short track speed skater November 14 - Brock Pierce, American actor November 15 - Ace Young, American singer November 16 - Kayte Christensen, American basketball player November 16 - Nicole Gius, Italian alpine skier November 16 - Carol Huynh, 2008 Canadian Gold Medalist,48 kg. wrestling November 17 - Brad Bradley, American professional wrestler November 17 - Isaac Hanson, American musician (Hanson) November 17 - Mercedes Martinez, professional wrestler November 18 - Junichi Okada, Japanese singer (V6) November 18 - Dustin Kensrue, American Singer/Songwriter (Thrice) November 18 - François Duval, Belgian rally driver November 18 - Luke Chadwick, English footballer November 18 - Minori Chihara, Japanese voice actress/singer November 19 - Courtney Anderson, American football player November 19 - Adele Silva, English actress November 20 - James Chambers, English footballer November 21 - Hank Blalock, American baseball player November 21 - Alec Brownstein, American author November 21 - Leonardo González, Costa Rican footballer November 21 - Elaine Yiu, Hong Kong Actress November 22 - Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian athlete November 23 - David Britz, American nano-technologist November 23 - Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player November 24 - Beth Phoenix, American professional wrestler November 25 - Kushan Liyanarachchi, Sri Lankan November 25 - Josh Lomberger, American professional wrestling backstage interviewer November 25 - Aaron Mokoena, South African soccer player November 26 - Delilah Cotto, Puerto Rican actress November 26 - Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor November 27 - Michael Yardy, English cricketer November 28 - Stuart Taylor, British footballer November 28 - Lisa Middelhauve, German singer (Xandria) November 30 - Jamie Ashdown, English footballer December 1 - Mohammad Kaif, Indian cricketer December 3 - Anna Chlumsky, American actress December 3 - Jenna Dewan, American actress December 3 - Jim Sorgi, American football player December 5 - Shizuka Ito, Japanese voice actress (seiyū) December 5 - Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-born French trumpeter December 6 - Steve Lovell, British footballer December 6 - Ehren Wassermann, American baseball player December 7 - John Terry, English footballer December 9 - Ryder Hesjedal, Canadian cyclist December 10 - Sarah Chang, American violinist December 10 - Ledley King, English footballer December 10 - Massari, Lebanese-born Canadian singer December 11 - Arya, Indian actor December 14 - Frankie J, American singer December 14 - Tata Young, Thai-American singer December 14 - Didier Zokora, Ivorian footballer December 15 - Sergio Pizzorno, English guitarist (Kasabian) December 17 - Ryan Hunter-Reay, American race car driver December 18 - Christina Aguilera, American singer December 19 - Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor December 19 - Marla Sokoloff, American actress December 20 - Ashley Cole, English footballer December 20 - Fitz Hall, English footballer December 20 - Tony, French-born Portuguese footballer December 21 - Royce Ring, American Major League Baseball Player December 22 - Chris Carmack, American actor December 23 - Cody Ross, American baseball player December 24 - Tomas Kalnoky, American musician (Streetlight Manifesto) December 25 - Marcus Trufant, American football player (Seattle Seahawks) December 25 - Reika Hashimoto, Japanese actress December 25 - Locó, Angolan footballer December 25 - Laura Sadler, British actress (d. 2003) December 26 - Todd Dunivant, American soccer player December 27 - Claudio Castagnoli, Swiss wrestler December 27 - Cas Haley, American singer and guitarist December 28 - Lomana LuaLua, Congo footballer December 28 - Vanessa Ferlito, American actress December 30 - Eliza Dushku, American actress December 30 - Kenny Kwan, Hong Kong singer December 31 - Richie McCaw, New Zealand rugby player December 31 - Matt Cross, American professional wrestler
January 1 - Adolph Deutsch, American composer and arranger (b. 1897) January 3 - Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (b. 1892) January 3 - Joy Adamson, Czech conservationist (b. 1910) January 7 - Larry Williams, American singer and songwriter (b. 1935) January 10 - Hughie Critz, American baseball player (b. 1900) January 11 - Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913) January 14 - Robert Ardrey, American author (b. 1908) January 19 - William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1898) January 24 - Lil Dagover, Dutch-born German actress January 25 - Queenie Watts, English actress (b. 1926) January 29 - Jimmy Durante, American actor and comedian (b. 1893) January 30 - Professor Longhair, American musician (b. 1918) February 1 - Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (b. 1930) February 2 - William Howard Stein, Nobel laureate (b. 1911) February 8 - Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (b. 1936) February 12 - Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913) February 13 - David Janssen, American actor (b. 1931) February 14 - Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor February 19 - Bon Scott, Australian singer (AC/DC) (b. 1946) February 21 - Alfred Andersch, German writer February 27 - George Tobias, American actor (b. 1901) March 1 - Dixie Dean, English footballer (b. 1907) March 1 - Wilhelmina, high-fashion model and owner of model agency (b. 1940) March 5 - Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (b. 1912) March 5 - Winifred Wagner, German opera producer (b. 1897) March 12 - Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1914) March 25 - Roland Barthes, French literary critic and writer (b. 1915) March 25 - James Wright, American poet (b. 1927) March 28 - Dick Haymes, Argentine-born singer and actor (b. 1918) March 31 - Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (b. 1905) March 31 - Jesse Owens, American athlete (b. 1913) April 4 - Red Sovine, American country music singer (b. 1917) April 10 - Kay Medford, American actress (b. 1914) April 12 - Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards and snooker player (b. 1895) April 12 - William R. Tolbert, Jr. April 13 - Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1956) April 15 - Raymond Bailey, American actor (b. 1904) April 22 - Jane Froman, American actress (b. 1907) April 24 - Alejo Carpentier, Cuban writer (b. 1904) April 26 - Cicely Courtneidge, English actress and comedian (b. 1893) April 29 - Alfred Hitchcock, English film director (b. 1899) April 30 - Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet May 2 - George Pál, Hungarian-born film director (b. 1908) May 2 - Clarrie Grimmett, Australian cricketer (b. 1891) May 14 - Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (b. 1912) May 18 - Ian Curtis, English musician May 18 - Harry Truman, victim of Mount St. Helens eruption (b. 1896) May 30 - Carl Radle, American bass guitarist (b. 1942) June 1 - Rube Marquard, baseball player (b. 1886) June 1 - Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst (b. 1897) June 7 - Henry Miller, American writer (b. 1891) June 7 - Elizabeth Craig, British writer (b. 1883) June 8 - Ernst Busch, German singer and actor (b. 1900) June 12 - Milburn Stone, American actor (b. 1904) June 18 - André Leducq, French cyclist (b. 1904) June 18 - Terence Fisher, English film director (b. 1904) July 4 - Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (b. 1895) July 7 - Dore Schary, American film producer and writer (b. 1905) July 9 - Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and lyricist (b. 1913) July 10 - Joseph Krumgold, American writer (b. 1908) July 23 - Mollie Steimer, anarchist agitator and American political prisoner (b. 1897) July 23 - Keith Godchaux, American pianist (Grateful Dead) (b. 1948) July 24 - Uttam Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1926) July 24 - Peter Sellers, British comedian and actor (b. 1925) July 25 - Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet July 26 - Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (b. 1928) July 27 - Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (b. 1919) July 31 - Mohd. Rafi, Indian playback singer (b. 1924) August 1 - Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (b. 1944) August 1 - Strother Martin, American actor (b. 1919) August 9 - Jacqueline Cochran, American aviatrix (b. 1906) August 11 - Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1910) August 14 - Dorothy Stratten, Canadian actress and model (b. 1960) August 19 - Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank (b. 1889) August 20 - Joe Dassin, American singer (b. 1938) August 22 - James Smith McDonnell, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1899) August 24 - Yootha Joyce, British actress (b. 1927) August 25 - Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1919) August 26 - Rosa Albach-Retty, German actress (b. 1874) August 27 - Douglas Kenney, American humorist (b. 1947) September 3 - Dirch Passer, Danish actor (b. 1926 September 3 - Duncan Renaldo, American actor (b. 1904) September 9 - John Howard Griffin, American writer (b. 1920) September 15 - Bill Evans, American jazz pianist (b. 1929) September 16 - Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist (b. 1896) September 18 - Katherine Anne Porter, American novelist (b. 1890) September 20 - Sanpei Hayashiya, Japanese comedian (b. 1925) September 25 - John Bonham, British drummer (Led Zeppelin) (b. 1948) September 25 - Lewis Milestone, Moldovan film director (b. 1895) September 25 - Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (b. 1883) October 6 - Hattie Jacques, British comedy actress (b. 1922) October 6 - Jean Robic, French cyclist (b. 1921) October 15 - Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek footballer and volleyball player (b. 1896) October 21 - Hans Asperger, Austrian psychologist (b. 1906) October 25 - Virgil Fox, American organist (b. 1912) October 27 - Steve Peregrin Took, English singer and songwriter (b. 1949) November 7 - Steve McQueen, American actor (b. 1930) November 9 - Victor Sen Yung, American actor (b. 1915) November 21 - Sara García, Mexican actress (b. 1895) November 22 - Mae West, American actress and writer (b. 1893) November 24 - George Raft, American actor (b. 1895) November 29 - George J. Maloof, Sr. December 2 - Romain Gary, Lithuanian-born French writer (b. 1914) December 4 - Stanisława Walasiewicz (Stella Walsh), Polish-born athlete (b. 1911) December 7 - Darby Crash, American punk-rock musician (b. 1958) December 24 - Siggie Nordstrom, model December 29 - Tim Hardin, American musician (b. 1941) December 29 - Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian writer (b. 1899) December 31 - Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (b. 1911) December 31 - Raoul Walsh, American film director (b. 1887)
January 1 - Victoria is crowned princess of Sweden. January 6 - The beginning of the first GPS epoch. January 7 - President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation. January 22 - Andrei Sakharov is arrested in Moscow. January 26 - Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations. January 31 - Thirty-nine people burn to death in the occupation of the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala. February 2 - Reports surface that FBI were targeting Congressmen in the Abscam operation. February 2 - Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey is founded. February 4 - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran. February 15 - Television One and Television Two (formerly South Pacific Television) under the newly formed Television New Zealand goes to air for the first time. February 22 - Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3, in what is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history. February 23 - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini states that Iran's parliament would decide the fate of the American embassy hostages. February 25 - The Suriname government ( elected after gaining independence from the Netherlands in 1975 ) was overthrown by a military coup which was initiated with the bombing of the police station from an army ship of the coast of the nations capital; Paramaribo February 29 - Gordie Howe of the then Hartford Whalers makes NHL history as he scores his 800th goal. March 1 - Voyager 1 probe confirms that Janus (moon of Saturn) exists. March 3 - The USS Nautilus is stricken. March 4 - Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister. March 8 - The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union. March 10 - Madeira School headmistress Jean Harris shoots and kills Scarsdale diet doctor Herman Tarnower March 14 - In Poland, a plane crashes during an emergency landing near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team. March 18 - At Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia, 50 people are killed by an explosion of a Vostok-2M rocket on its launch pad during a fueling operation. March 20 - The Radio Caroline ship, Mi Amigo founders in a gale off the English coast. March 21 - US President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan. March 21 - On the season finale of the soap opera Dallas, the infamous character J.R. Ewing is shot by an unseen assailant, leading to the catchphrase "Who Shot JR?" March 23 - Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans. March 24 - Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed by right-wing terrorists while celebrating Mass in San Salvador. March 27 - The Norwegian oil platform Alexander Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212. March 31 - The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets due to bankruptcy and debt owed to creditors. April 1 - New York City's Transit Worker Union 100 begins a strike lasting 11 days. April 2 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act in an effort to help the U.S. economy rebound. April 12 - Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'etat, ending over 130 years of national democratic presidential succession. April 12 - Terry Fox begins his "Marathon of Hope" at St. John's, Newfoundland. April 18 - The Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country's first President. April 20 - Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria as hundreds of Berber political activists are arrested. April 24 - Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis. April 29 - Corazones Unidos Siempre Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc. is founded. April 30 - Accession of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. May 4 - President Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia dies in Ljubljana at the age of 87. May 5 - Operation Nimrod: The Special Air Service storm the Iranian embassy in London after a six day siege. May 5 - Constantine Karamanlis is elected for the first time President of Greece. May 9 - In Florida, Liberian freighter MV Summit Venture hits the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay sending 35 people (most in a bus) to a watery death as a 1,400-foot section of the bridge collapses. May 9 - In Norco, California, five masked gunman hold up a Security Pacific bank, leading to a violent shoot-out and one of the largest pursuits in California history. Two of the gunmen and one police officer are killed and thirty-three police and civilian vehicles are destroyed in the chase. May 9 - The first meeting of Pope John Paul II and the Archbishop of Canterbury takes place in Ghana. May 12 - West Ham United wins the FA Cup, beating Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley Stadium. Midfield playmaker Trevor Brooking scores the winner with a rare header. May 13 - An F3 tornado hits Kalamazoo County, Michigan. President Jimmy Carter declares it a federal disaster area. May 17 - General Chun Doo-hwan of South Korea declares martial law in order to suppress student demonstrations. May 17 - On the eve of presidential elections, Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path attacks a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho, starting the Internal conflict in Peru. May 18 - 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption: Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage. May 18 - Gwangju Massacre: Students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations, calling for democratic reforms. May 20 - In a referendum in Quebec, the population rejects by a 60% vote the proposal from its government to move towards independence from Canada. May 24 - The International Court of Justice calls for the release of United States embassy hostages in Tehran, Iran. The hostages would not be freed until the following January. May 27 - The Gwangju Massacre: Airborne and army troops of South Korea retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias, killing at least 207 and possibly many more. June 1 - Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting. June 10 - The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela. June 27 - A commercial DC-9 (Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870) crashes near Ustica, Italy, killing 81. July 1 - O Canada officially becomes the national anthem of Canada. July 7 - Institution of sharia in Iran. July 7 - The Safra massacre in Lebanon. July 10 - Alexandra Palace is burned down for a second time. July 20 - The United Nations Security Council votes 14-0 that member states should not recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. July 30 - Vanuatu gains independence. August 1 - Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland. August 2 - A bomb explodes at the railway station in Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200. August 8 - The Central Hotel Fire, Bundoran occurs in Ireland. August 12 - Signature of the Montevideo Treaty establishing the Latin American Integration Association. August 14 - Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards. August 17 - Azaria Chamberlain disappears, likely taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicised trial in Australian history. August 19 - Saudia Flight 163, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar burns after making an emergency landing at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killing 301 people. August 26 - John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada. August 31 - The Gdańsk Agreement is signed. September 1 - Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario. September 5 - The St. Gotthard Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world's longest highway tunnel at 10.14 miles (16.224 km) stretching from Goschenen to Airolo. September 11 - Voters approve the present Constitution of Chile. September 12 - Military coup in Turkey. September 17 - After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established. September 17 - Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is killed in Asunción, Paraguay. September 18 - Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station. September 21 - Kerry GAA beat Roscommon GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 1-9 to 1-6 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row. September 22 - Iraq invades Iran. September 25 - The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul. September 27 - Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms. September 30 - Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation. October 24 - Government of Poland legalizes Solidarity trade union October 25 - Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude at The Hague. October 29 - Demonstration flight of a secretly modified C-130 for an Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt ends in crash landing at Eglin Air Force Base's Duke Field, Florida leading to cancellation of Operation Credible Sport. October 30 - El Salvador and Honduras sign a peace treaty to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice. November 12 - The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes first images of its rings. November 21 - A deadly fire breaks out at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada (now Bally's Las Vegas). 87 people are killed and more than 650 are injured in the worst disaster in Nevada history. November 21 - Lake Peigneur drained into an underlying salt deposit. A misplaced Texaco oil probe was drilled into the Diamond Crystal Salt Mine, causing water to flow down into the mine, eroding the edges of the hole. The resulting whirlpool sucked the drilling platform, several barges, houses and trees thousands of feet, to the bottom of the dissolving salt deposit. November 23 - A series of earthquakes in southern Italy kills approximately 4,800 people. December 2 - Four U.S. nuns and churchwomen, Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, and Dorothy Kazel, are murdered by a death squad in El Salvador. December 8 - Mark David Chapman shoots and kills John Lennon in front of The Dakota apartment building. December 11 - The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (known as either CERCLA or Superfund) is enacted by the U.S. Congress. December 26 - Aeroflot puts the Ilyushin Il-86 into service.