On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1980

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"Ordinary People" directed by Robert Redford and starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore and Judd Hirsch is released (Best Picture 1981)

  • Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sara Quin, Canadian singer and songwriter (Tegan and Sara), born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Tegan Quin, Canadian singer and songwriter (Tegan and Sara), born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1980 Highlights

About September 19, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo