On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1980

Historical Events

  • Dutch embassy in Israel moves from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

Telethon

Jerry Lewis' 15th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,103,787

  • Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario with Fox unable to continue because of illness

Famous Birthdays

  • Sammy Adjei, Ghanaian soccer goalkeeper (38 caps; FC Ironi Ashdod), born in Accra, Ghana
1980 Highlights

About September 1, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Labor Day (United States), Labour Day (Canada)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Upside Down - Diana Ross
  • UK #1 Song: Start - Jam