July 13, 1980

Thirty-two more deaths occurred on this day of the heat wave. Area hospitals were running out of space for the bodies.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

Image by Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, BAnQ from Picryl licensed under the public domain.