September 1980 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Dutch embassy in Israel moves from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv
  • Sep 2 John Arlott commentates on his last game, England v Australia at Lord's
  • Sep 4 Yes performs its last concert (Madison Square Garden)
  • Sep 5 Poland party leader Edward Gierek resigns
  • Sep 5 World's longest road tunnel, St Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens
  • Sep 6 Chantal Langlace sets women's record for fastest 100K run (7h27m22s)
  • Sep 6 Macalaster U of St Paul, Minn beating Mount Senario 17-14
  • Sep 7 Cape Verde adopts its constitution
  • Sep 7 Earnest Gray becomes 2nd NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs St Louis)
  • Sep 7 Oakland A's pitch record 78th complete game of season
  • Sep 8 Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely due to drug arrest
  • Sep 10 Expos Bill Gullickson, sets rookie record of striking out 18
  • Sep 10 Peter Comita replaces Tom Peterson of Cheap Trick
  • Sep 11 Chile adopts its constitution
  • Sep 11 Ron LeFlore (91st) & Rodney Scott (58th), set teammate steal record
  • Sep 12 Military coup under General Kenan Evren in Turkey
  • Sep 13 1st United Negro College Fund
  • Sep 13 5th Toronto International Film Festival: "Bad Timing" directed by Nicolas Roeg wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 17 Iraq under Saddam Hussein signs accord with Algeria
  • Sep 17 South Korea opposition leader Kim Dae Jung sentenced to death
  • Sep 17 Oak A's Rick Langford is removed with 2 outs in 9th inning ending his consecutive complete-game streak at 22
  • Sep 17 Iraq breaks 1975 treaty with Iran and proclaims sovereignty over Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • Sep 18 Royals Willie Wilson steals AL-record 28 consecutive base
  • Sep 18 Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station
  • Sep 19 Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR)
  • Sep 20 Bronze plaque dedicated to memory of Thurman Munson at Yankee Stadium
  • Sep 21 Kerry GAA beat Roscommon GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 1-9 to 1-6 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row.
  • Sep 22 Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • Sep 23 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens
  • Sep 24 Iraqi troops cross Iran's border, encircling Abadan
  • Sep 25 Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show (suit follows)
  • Sep 25 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 25 The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul.
  • Sep 26 Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed
  • Sep 26 Cuban government closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla"
  • Sep 26 Soyuz 38 returns to Earth
  • Sep 27 WHOT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins on 1620 AM & 92.5 FM
  • Sep 28 Carl Sagan's 13 part "Cosmos" premieres on PBS
  • Sep 28 Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly Atlantic standing on wing
  • Sep 29 Malcolm McDowell wed Mary Steenburgen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Sep 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 30 Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Dany Sabourin, French Canadian Goaltender in the National Hockey League
  • Sep 3 Jennie Finch, American softball player
  • Sep 30 Camilla D'Errico, Canadian comic book artist and painter

Divorces in History

  • Sep 5 Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 Fabian von Schlabendorff, German resistance fighter/judge, dies at 73
  • Sep 4 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74
  • Sep 8 Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist/theory/educator, dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 8 Willard Libby, American chemist (radiocarbon dating), dies of pneumonia at 71

Chemist Willard Libby
Willard Libby
  • Sep 9 John Howard Griffin, American writer (b. 1920)
  • Sep 17 Anastasio Somoza Debayle [Tachito], President of Nicaragua (1967-72 and 1974-79), assassinated in Paraguay at 54
  • Sep 17 Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90
  • Sep 18 K A Porter, writer, dies at 90
  • Sep 25 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (b. 1883)
  • Sep 25 Earl Curry, American religious author (b. 1890)