What happened this day in history September 18, 1980

What are the important events that happened on September 18, 1980? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 18, 1980: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 18, 1980 is the 262nd day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 104 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 5, 1980 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 5,634,720 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectahexacontadigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $605.45. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Monkey is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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September 18, 1980 Historical Events

  • 1980
    Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (including 1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station.

Who were born on September 18, 1980?

  • 1980
    Avi Strool, Israeli footballer
  • 1980
    Chris Tarrant, Australian rules footballer
  • 1980
    Jonathan Biss, American classical pianist
  • 1980
    Mickey Higham, English rugby league player

Who died on September 18, 1980?

  • 1980
    Katherine Anne Porter, American novelist (b. 1890)

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