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September 8, 1980 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Deaths in History

  • 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
Chemist
Willard Libby

1980 in History