On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 1980

Historical Events

  • 32nd Emmy Awards: "Taxi"; "Lou Grant"; Ed Asner & Barbara Bel Geddes win. Notable for going ahead despite 51 of the 52 nominated performers boycotting the event due to a strike by members of the Screen Actors Guild.
  • Cape Verde adopts its constitution
  • Earnest Gray becomes 2nd NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs St Louis)
  • Oakland A's pitch record 78th complete game of season

US Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis: In centenary men's singles final John McEnroe retains title; beats Björn Borg 7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4

Famous Birthdays

  • Gabriel Milito, Argentine soccer defender (42 caps; Independiente, Zaragoza), born in Bernal, Argentina
  • Javad Nekounam, Iranian soccer midfielder (151 caps; Pas, Osasuna), born in Rey, Iran
  • Mark Prior, American baseball player, coach (Chicago Cubs), born in San Diego, California
  • Sara Carrigan, Australian cyclist (Olympic gold, road race 2004), born in Gunnedah, New South Wales
1980 Highlights

About September 7, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
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: Feels Like I'm In Love - Kelly Marie