On This Day

What Happened on September 25, 1980

Historical Events

Film & TV History

Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show, a lawsuit follows

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

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

John Bonham

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

  • Lewis Milestone, Moldovan film director (b. 1895)
  • Marie Under, Estonian author and poet, dies at 97
1980 Highlights

About September 25, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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