What Happened on September 5, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Poland party leader Edward Gierek resigns
  • World's longest road tunnel, St Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Franco Costanzo, Argentinian football goalkeeper

Famous Divorces

  • Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Loden, actress (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 48