On This Day

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, 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

Person of interestWillard Libby

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

Chemist Willard Libby
Willard Libby