Historical Events For 1980
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Oct 10 On this day in history very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated
Oct 11 Cosmonauts Popov & Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days on this day in history.
Oct 11 Russian cosmonauts return to earth, after spending a record 185 days in space on this day in history.
Oct 12 On this day in history 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.
Oct 14 Pres nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court in the year 1980.
Oct 14 S N Banerjee, cricketer (one Test for India), dies on this day in history.
Oct 16 In the year 1980 carl PM Romme, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (KVP), dies at 83
Oct 17 Mount St Helens, in Washington State USA, erupts for the third time in 24 hours on this day in history.
Oct 22 In the year 1980 new South Korean constitution comes into effect
Oct 23 Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin resigns, due to illness in the year 1980.
Oct 24 In the year 1980 john Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK
Oct 24 On this day in history leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30
Oct 24 On this day in history polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity
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 Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph on this day in history.
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 Honduras &El Salvador settle their boundary dispute in the year 1980.
Oct 30 NASA launches Flt Satcom-4 on this day in history.
Oct 31 Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m) on this day in history.
Nov 02 Edith Bunker, character on "All in the Family", dies in the year 1980.
Nov 03 On this day in history ludwig Hohl, writer, dies
Nov 04 On this day in history ronald Reagan (R) beats President Jimmy Carter (R) by a landslide
Nov 04 Ronald Reagan elected 40th President of the US on this day in history.
Nov 06 On this day in history mary Michael, actress (Biridie-Wonderful John Acton), dies at 77
Nov 06 On this day in history uSS Ranger and accompanying ships of her task group relieved the Midway in the northern Arabian Sea.
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 in the year 1980.
Nov 09 On this day in history carmel Myers, actress (Carmel Myers Show), dies at 79
Nov 10 On this day in history 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 Alexander "Alex" Nicholas Voormolen, Dutch composer, dies at 85 on this day in history.
Nov 12 NYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana in the year 1980.