On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1980

Historical Events

Sports History

Australian cricket batsman Kim Hughes becomes 3rd player to bat on all 5 days of a Test match as the rain affected Centenary Test peters out to a draw at Lord's; BBC's John Arlott calls his final match

Famous Birthdays

  • Dany Sabourin, French Canadian Goaltender in the National Hockey League
  • Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • William Douglas Denny, American composer, dies at 70
1980 Highlights

About September 2, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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