What Happened on September 8, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely due to drug arrest

Famous Birthdays

  • Teruyuki Moniwa, Japanese footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Bruce Dooland, cricketer (prolific leggie for Notts), dies
  • Jean Piaget, Swiss pioneer developmental psychologist and zoologist, dies at 84

Person of interestWillard Libby

Willard Libby, American chemist (radiocarbon dating), dies of pneumonia at 71

Chemist Willard Libby
Willard Libby