On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1980

Historical Events

Sports History

Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely due to drug arrest

Famous Birthdays

  • Teruyuki Moniwa, Japanese footballer, born in Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Bruce Dooland, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests; Nottinghamshire; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1955), dies at 56
  • Hermann Claudius, German folk poet (Meister Bertram), dies at 101
  • Jean Piaget, Swiss pioneer developmental psychologist and zoologist, dies at 84

Willard Libby

Willard Libby, American chemist who developed radiocarbon dating (Nobel 1960), dies of pneumonia at 71

1980 Highlights

About September 8, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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