On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1980

Historical Events

  • Belgium's Marten's government resigns
  • Los Angeles Kings tie NHL record with two shorthanded playoff goals (vs NY Islanders)
  • Soyuz 35 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6

Famous Birthdays

  • Clueso [Thomas Hübner], German pop singer, rapper, songwriter and producer, born in Erfurt, Germany
  • Jerko Leko, Croatian footballer, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Yoanna House, American model, born in Jacksonville, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Kathleen Burke, American actress (Island of Lost Souls), dies at 66
1980 Highlights

About April 9, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries