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)

US 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


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

Famous Weddings

Theresa May

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

1980 Highlights

About September 6, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Upside Down - Diana Ross
  • UK #1 Song: Start - Jam