On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1980

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years

War Criminal Pieter Menten
War Criminal
Pieter Menten

Famous Deaths

  • Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and lyricist (b. 1913)
1980 Highlights

About July 9, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer