On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1980

Historical Events

Historic Event

7 die in a stampede to see Pope John Paul II in Brazil

Historic Event

Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years

Famous Deaths

  • Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and lyricist, dies at 66
1980 Highlights

About July 9, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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