September 17, 1980 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Iraq breaks 1975 treaty with Iran and proclaims sovereignty over Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • Iraq under Saddam Hussein signs accord with Algeria
  • Oak A's Rick Langford is removed with 2 outs in 9th inning ending his consecutive complete-game streak at 22
  • South Korea opposition leader Kim Dae Jung sentenced to death

Deaths in History

  • Anastasio Somoza Debayle [Tachito], President of Nicaragua (1967-72 and 1974-79), assassinated in Paraguay at 54
  • Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90