What Happened on November 9, 1980

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran

Famous Birthdays

  • Dominique Maltais, Canadian snowboarder, born in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Canada

Vanessa Lachey (42 years old)

Filipino-born American model, TV personality and actress (Entertainment Tonight; NCIS: Hawaiʻi), born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines

Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Carmel Myers, American stage and silent and sound screen actress (Ben-Hur; Svengali), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • 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? 42 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lady - Kenny Rogers
  • UK #1 Song: The Tide Is High - Blondie