Historical Events For 1980
Saturday, 19 August 2017
Oct 10 Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated on this day in history.
Oct 11 On this day in history cosmonauts Popov & Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days
Oct 11 Russian cosmonauts return to earth, after spending a record 185 days in space in the year 1980.
Oct 12 Ships of the Amphibious Force, Sixth Fleet, including Guadalcanal, began assisting the victims of the massive earthquake which devastated the Algerian city of Al Asnam in the year 1980.
Oct 14 Pres nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court on this day in history.
Oct 14 S N Banerjee, cricketer (one Test for India), dies in the year 1980.
Oct 16 Carl PM Romme, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (KVP), dies at 83 on this day in history.
Oct 17 Mount St Helens, in Washington State USA, erupts for the third time in 24 hours on this day in history.
Oct 22 New South Korean constitution comes into effect in the year 1980.
Oct 23 In the year 1980 soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin resigns, due to illness
Oct 24 On this day in history john Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK
Oct 24 Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30 in the year 1980.
Oct 24 Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity in the year 1980.
Oct 25 On this day in history barbra Streisand's "Guilty," album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks
Oct 26 Marcello J tie Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal, dies at 74 on this day in history.
Oct 27 In the year 1980 dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph
Oct 27 On this day in history steven Peregrine Took, rocker, dies at 31
Oct 28 Leon Janney, actor (Jim Matthews-Another World, Hawk), dies at 63 in the year 1980.
Oct 30 In the year 1980 honduras &El Salvador settle their boundary dispute
Oct 30 On this day in history nASA launches Flt Satcom-4
Oct 31 In the year 1980 julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)
Nov 02 Edith Bunker, character on "All in the Family", dies on this day in history.
Nov 03 Ludwig Hohl, writer, dies on this day in history.
Nov 04 On this day in history ronald Reagan (R) beats President Jimmy Carter (R) by a landslide
Nov 04 In the year 1980 ronald Reagan elected 40th President of the US
Nov 06 Mary Michael, actress (Biridie-Wonderful John Acton), dies at 77 on this day in history.
Nov 06 USS Ranger and accompanying ships of her task group relieved the Midway in the northern Arabian Sea on this day in history.
Nov 07 In the year 1980 steve McQueen, actor (Tom Horn, Bullitt), dies at 50
Nov 08 Voyager 1 space probe discovers 15th moon of Saturn on this day in history.
Nov 09 On this day in history carmel Myers, actress (Carmel Myers Show), dies at 79
Nov 10 In the year 1980 dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays the $12.55 fare
Nov 11 On this day in history crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37
Nov 12 On this day in history alexander "Alex" Nicholas Voormolen, Dutch composer, dies at 85
Nov 12 On this day in history nYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana