What Happened on September 18, 1980

Historical Events

  • 'Les Miserables' opens at Palais des Sports, Paris
  • Royals Willie Wilson steals AL-record 28 consecutive base
  • Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station
1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Adeel Akhtar, English actor (Murdered by My Father), born in London, England
  • Avi Strool, Israeli footballer, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Charles Hedger, British musician (Cradle of Filth)
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Katherine Anne Porter, American writer (Ship of Fools), dies at 90

About September 18, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 13 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