What Happened on September 12, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Military coup under General Kenan Evren in Turkey

Famous Birthdays

  • Fernando César de Souza, Brazilian footballer, born in Jardinopolis, Brazil
  • Gus G., Greek guitarist (Firewind, Dream Evil), born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Josef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey player, born in Havlíčkův Brod, Czechoslovakia
  • Sean Burroughs, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player, born in Shanghai

Famous Deaths

  • Lillian Randolph, actress (Roots, Amos n Andy), dies at 65