What Happened on September 26, 1980

Historical Events

  • Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed
  • Cuban government closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla"
  • Soyuz 38 returns to Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey players, born in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
  • Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver, born in Wolfsberg, Austria
1980 Highlights

About September 26, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 1 day
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