On This Day

September 1980 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Dutch embassy in Israel moves from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv
  • Sep 5 Poland party leader Edward Gierek resigns
  • Sep 5 World's longest road tunnel, St Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens
  • Sep 6 Macalaster U of St Paul, Minn beating Mount Senario 17-14
  • Sep 7 Cape Verde adopts its constitution
  • Sep 7 Earnest Gray becomes 2nd NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs St Louis)
  • Sep 10 Expos Bill Gullickson, sets rookie record of striking out 18
  • Sep 10 Peter Comita replaces Tom Peterson of Cheap Trick
  • Sep 11 Chile adopts its constitution
  • Sep 11 Ron LeFlore (91st) & Rodney Scott (58th), set teammate steal record
  • Sep 12 Military coup under General Kenan Evren in Turkey
  • Sep 13 1st United Negro College Fund
  • Sep 17 Iraq under Saddam Hussein signs accord with Algeria
  • Sep 17 South Korea opposition leader Kim Dae Jung sentenced to death
  • Sep 17 Oak A's Rick Langford is removed with 2 outs in 9th inning ending his consecutive complete-game streak at 22
  • Sep 17 Iraq breaks 1975 treaty with Iran and proclaims sovereignty over Shatt al-Arab waterway

Historic Event

Sep 17 Polish workers under the leadership of Lech Wałęsa found the Solidarity movement at the Gdańsk Shipyard

  • Sep 18 Royals Willie Wilson steals AL-record 28 consecutive base
  • Sep 18 Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station
  • Sep 19 Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR)
  • Sep 21 Kerry GAA beat Roscommon GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 1-9 to 1-6 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row.
  • Sep 22 Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • Sep 23 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens
  • Sep 24 Iraqi troops cross Iran's border, encircling Abadan
  • Sep 25 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 25 The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul.
  • Sep 26 Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed
  • Sep 26 Cuban government closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla"
  • Sep 26 Soyuz 38 returns to Earth
  • Sep 27 WHOT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins on 1620 AM & 92.5 FM
  • Sep 28 Carl Sagan's 13 part "Cosmos" premieres on PBS
  • Sep 28 Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly Atlantic standing on wing
  • Sep 29 Malcolm McDowell wed Mary Steenburgen

Historic Event

Sep 30 Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

  • Sep 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Historic Publication

Sep 30 Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation [1]


Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Dany Sabourin, French Canadian Goaltender in the National Hockey League
  • Sep 4 Tamika Mallory, American activist and founder of Mallory Consulting, born in New York City, New York
  • Sep 30 Camilla D'Errico, Canadian comic book artist and painter
  • Sep 30 Virgil Abloh, American designer (Louis Vuitton menswear), 1st African American artistic director at a French fashion house, born in Rockford, Illinois

Weddings in History

Theresa May

Sep 6 81st Prime Minister of UK Theresa May nee Brasier (23) weds investment banker Philip May at the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Wheatley, Oxfordshire

Divorces in History

Michael Crichton

Sep 5 Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 Fabian von Schlabendorff, German resistance fighter/judge, dies at 73
  • Sep 4 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74
  • Sep 8 Jean Piaget, Swiss pioneer developmental psychologist and zoologist, dies at 84

Willard Libby

Sep 8 Willard Libby, American chemist who developed radiocarbon dating (Nobel 1960), dies of pneumonia at 71

  • Sep 8 Hermann Claudius, German folk poet (Meister Bertram), dies at 101
  • Sep 9 John Howard Griffin, American photographer, journalist and author (Black Like Me), dies from complications of diabetes at 60
  • Sep 17 Anastasio Somoza Debayle [Tachito], President of Nicaragua (1967-72 and 1974-79), assassinated in Paraguay at 54
  • Sep 17 Katherine A Porter, American author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90
  • Sep 18 Katherine Anne Porter, American writer (Ship of Fools), dies at 90
  • Sep 25 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet, dies at 97
  • Sep 25 Earl Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer, dies at 90
  • Sep 29 Bindo Maserati, Italian auto engineer and businessman (manager Maserati Racing; founder O.S.C.A. Racing), dies at 97