On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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
  • Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years

Famous Deaths

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