What Happened On 17th September 1980 In History

September 17th (1980) was a Wednesday. It's the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 106 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 17th September, 1980

  • » After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity (Polish trade union) called Solidarity is established.
  • » Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is killed in Asunción, Paraguay.

Famous Birthdays on September 17 in 1980

  • » Dan Haren, American baseball player
  • » Shabana Mahmood, English lawyer and politician
  • » Oliver Risser, Namibian footballer

September 17th Famous Deaths for 1980

  • » Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Nicaraguan politician, 73rd President of Nicaragua (b. 1925)

September 17th Holidays in History

  • » Christian feast day:
  • » Albert Avogadro
  • » Ariadne of Phrygia
  • » Hildegard of Bingen
  • » Lambert of Maastricht named Lambert
  • » Robert Bellarmine
  • » Satyrus of Milan
  • » Socrates and Stephen
  • » September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Constitution Day (United States) named Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls Saturday, the following Monday if on a Sunday), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day. (United States)
  • » Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day. (Netherlands)

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