What Happened On 31st August 1980 In History

August 31st (1980) was a Sunday. It's the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 122 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 31st August, 1980

  • » After two weeks of nationwide strike action called strikes, the Polish government was forced to sign the Gdańsk Agreement, allowing for the creation of the trade union Solidarity (Polish trade union) called Solidarity.
  • » Ogunpa River called Flood in Ibadan after 12 hours of heavy downpour killed over 300 people and properties worth million destroyed.

Famous Birthdays on August 31 in 1980

  • » Joe Budden, American rapper (Slaughterhouse (group) or Slaughterhouse)

August 31st Holidays in History

  • » Christian Feast Day:
  • » Aidan of Lindisfarne
  • » Raymond Nonnatus
  • » August 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Public holidays in Poland called Day of Solidarity and Freedom (Poland)
  • » Public holidays in Moldova e.g National Language Day or 'Limba Noastră' (Moldova)
  • » Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Kyrgyzstan from the Soviet Union in 1991
  • » Hari Merdeka known as Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Federation of Malaya known as Malaya from the United Kingdom in 1957.

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