On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1980

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
1980 Highlights

About September 12, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Upside Down - Diana Ross
  • UK #1 Song: Feels Like I'm In Love - Kelly Marie