Historical Events on September 17, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres

Actress/Singer Bette Midler
Bette Midler
  • Iraq breaks 1975 treaty with Iran and proclaims sovereignty over Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • Iraq under Saddam Hussein signs accord with Algeria
  • Oak A's Rick Langford is removed with 2 outs in 9th inning ending his consecutive complete-game streak at 22
  • South Korea opposition leader Kim Dae Jung sentenced to death