On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1980

Historical Events

  • French runner Chantal Langlacé sets women's 100k world record (7h 27m 22s) in Amiens, France
  • Macalaster U of St Paul, Minn beating Mount Senario 17-14
  • Susan Powell (Okla), 21, crowned 53rd Miss America 1981
  • US College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for Macalester College (St. Paul)

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

US Open Women's Tennis: In the centenary women's singles final, Chris Evert-Lloyd wins her 5th US title; beats Hana Mandlíková 5-7, 6-1, 6-1

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova

Famous Birthdays

  • Jillian Hall, American professional wrestler, born in Ashland, Kentucky
  • Joseph Yobo, Nigerian footballer (Nigerian national team captain), born in Kono, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Kerry Katona, British singer-songwriter (Atomic Kitten), born in Warrington, Cheshire, England
  • Samuel Peter, Nigerian-American heavyweight boxer, born in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
  • Yuji Hamano, Japanese archer, born in Hiroshima, Japan

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

81st Prime Minister of UK Theresa May nee Brasier (23) weds investment banker Philip May at the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Wheatley, Oxfordshire

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May

1980 Highlights

About September 6, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo