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Events in History in September 1980

  • 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

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

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • 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

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

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
  • Sep 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove