What Happened on September 25, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show, a law suit follows
  • Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, & 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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Earl Curry, American religious author (b. 1890)

Person of interestJohn Bonham

John Bonham, English rock drummer (Led Zeppelin), dies from asphyxiation after heavy alcohol intake at 32

Drummer John Bonham
John Bonham
  • Lewis Milestone, Moldovan film director (b. 1895)
  • Marie Under, Estonian author and poet, dies at 97