On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Avi Strool, Israeli footballer, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Charles Hedger, British musician (Cradle of Filth)
  • Chris Tarrant, Australian Rules football player, born in Mildura, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Katherine Anne Porter, American writer (Ship of Fools), dies at 90
1980 Highlights

About September 18, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo