On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1980

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

"Blizzard of Ozz", the debut solo album by English rock musician Ozzy Osbourne, is released in the United Kingdom

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
  • Bronze plaque dedicated to memory of catcher Thurman Munson unveiled at Yankee Stadium: Munson died in plane crash in 1979

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Brett goes 0-for-4 dropping his avg below .400 for good

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Spectacular Bid runs in Belmont alone as 3 horses drop out

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonathan Le Billon, British actor
  • Mariacarla Boscono, Italian fashion model
  • Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist

Famous Deaths

  • Sanpei Hayashiya, Japanese comedian (b. 1925)
1980 Highlights

About September 20, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 1 month
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo