On This Day

What Happened on November 9, 1980

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein

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? 40 years and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio