What Happened on September 25, 1980

Historical Events

Film & TV History

Comedian Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on "Tomorrow" show, a $10M defamation lawsuit follows, settled out-of-court for an undisclosed sum

Sports History

Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith and Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres

  • The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • T.I. [Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.], American rapper and actor (Bring Em Out, Dead and Gone), born in Atlanta, Georgia
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Earl Roy Curry, American religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer, dies at 90

John Bonham (1948-1980)

English rock drummer (Led Zeppelin - "Whole Lotta Love"), dies from asphyxiation after heavy alcohol intake at 32

  • Lewis Milestone [Leib Milstein], Moldovan-American Academy Award-winning film director (d All Quiet on the Western Front; Of Mice and Men; Ocean's 11), dies at 84
  • Marie Under, Estonian author and poet, dies at 97

About September 25, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Upside Down - Diana Ross
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police