On This Day

What Happened on September 25, 1980

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actor Cary Grant
Cary Grant
  • 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 Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer, dies at 90

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
1980 Highlights

About September 25, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra