On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1980

Historical Events

  • Kerry GAA beat Roscommon GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 1-9 to 1-6 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row.
  • LA Ram Johnnie Johnson scores a 99 yard interception
  • Richard Todd of NY Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record)

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksa Palladino, American actress
  • Autumn Reeser, American actress
  • Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress (3 Idiots), born in Bombay, India
  • Nyree Lewis, British Paralympic swimmer
  • Robert Hoffman, American actor
  • Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest White, Canadian organist, organ designer, and composer, dies at 79
1980 Highlights

About September 21, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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