I remember the summer of 1980. Wife was pregnant and Albuquerque had a solid week of +100 degree days. Most of the 40+ years I've lived here we don't get over 98 degrees all summer. My grandfather died on the 4th of July and we had to make a trip to Temple, Tx when they were in a major heatwave. It was 100 degrees there with 90% humidity. Talk about driving into a Turkish bath. When the football season opened in September I watched the Cowboys home opener and they were talking about Dallas having over 60 days over 100 degrees. That was by far the hottest summer I remembered up to this year. Don't believe me? Check out this chart. Look for 1980 and compare it to this summers.
As Fox News says: There is no such thing as global warming.