I lived through the Summer of 1980 in little Bridgeport, and I was truly thinking that this summer, when all is said and done, might rival it. Man, I'm wrong.
Today is the 23rd day this year that temperatures have broken the 100 degree barrier.
1980 was a heck of a lot worse according to the always reliable Wikipedia: "In Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, high temperatures exceeded 100 °F (38 °C) a total of 69 times, including a record 42 consecutive days from June 23 to August 3. Dallas/Fort Worth reached an all-time high on June 26 and 27, soaring to 113 °F (45 °C) on both days."