September 1980 calendar

September 1980

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 1980.
The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on September 1980: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1980?


  • 01 Sep 1980 Dutch embassy in Israel moves from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv
  • 04 Sep 1980 Yes performs its last concert
  • 05 Sep 1980 Poland party leader Edward Gierek resigns
  • 06 Sep 1980 94th US Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats H Mandlikova
  • 07 Sep 1980 32nd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ed Asner and Barbara Bel Geddes
  • 08 Sep 1980 Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely due to drug arrest
  • 10 Sep 1980 Expos Bill Gullickson, sets rookie record of striking out 18
  • 11 Sep 1980 Chile adopts its constitution
  • 12 Sep 1980 Military coup under General Kenan Evren in Turkey
  • 13 Sep 1980 1st United Negro College Fund
  • 14 Sep 1980 Charlie & Algernon opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 15 Sep 1980 Paul McCartney releases Temporary Secretary
  • 16 Sep 1980 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations.
  • 17 Sep 1980 Divine Madness starring Bette Midler, premieres
  • 18 Sep 1980 Les Miserables, opens at Palais des Sports, Paris
  • 19 Sep 1980 Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, Arkansas).
  • 20 Sep 1980 Bronze plaque dedicated to memory of Thurman Munson at Yankee Stadium
  • 21 Sep 1980 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
  • 22 Sep 1980 Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • 23 Sep 1980 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens
  • 24 Sep 1980 Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season
  • 25 Sep 1980 Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show
  • 26 Sep 1980 Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed
  • 27 Sep 1980 WHOT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins on 1620 AM and 92.5 FM
  • 28 Sep 1980 Charlie & Algernon closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • 29 Sep 1980 Malcolm McDowell wed Mary Steenburgen
  • 30 Sep 1980 Digital Equipment Corporation, Intel and Xerox introduce the DIX standard for Ethernet, which is the first implementation outside of Xerox, and the first to support 10 Mbit/s speeds.
  • 11 Sep 1980 A new constitution of Chile is established under the influence of then Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, which is subject to controversy in Chile today.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in September 1980?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Upside Downyoutube
  2. - Sailingyoutube
  3. - All Out Of Love
  4. - Emotional Rescue
  5. - Another One Bites The Dust

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Feels Like I'm In Love
  2. - Start
  3. - One Day I'll Fly Away
  4. - Ashes To Ashes
  5. - Eighth Day


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1980?

Random Winds by Belva Plain

Random Winds


This is a powerful epic that takes you from a small village in New York at the turn of the century to war-torn London. From the bedsides of the rural poor, to the urgent need for a New York City …

The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

The Fifth Horseman


Qaddafi, the Libyan leader, holds New York City hostage in a thriller about terrorist threats. He threatens to set off a hidden nuclear weapon.

The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Identity


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER He has no memory. His bullet-ridden body was taken from the Mediterranean Sea. Plastic surgery has altered his face.

Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing


Crisis Investing

Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates



The Bellefleurs are a wealthy and famous clan. They live in an immense mansion at the shores mythic Lake Noir.