On This Day

What Happened on November 9, 1980

Historical Events

Historic Event

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran

Famous Birthdays

  • Dominique Maltais, Canadian snowboarder, born in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Canada
  • James Harper, English footballer, born in Bell, California
  • Vanessa Minnillo, Filipino-born American TV personality (Entertainment Tonight), born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines

Famous Deaths

  • Carmel Myers, American actress (Carmel Myers Show), dies at 79
  • Victor Sen Yung [Cheung Young], American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan in Honolulu), dies from accidental asphyxiation at 65
1980 Highlights

About November 9, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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