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Historical Events In 1980

Friday, 27 November 2020

Jan 01   In the year 1980 chrysler UK renamed Talbot  

Jan 01   On this day in history frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70  

Jan 01   International Decade of Water & Sanitation begins on this day in history.  

Jan 01   In the year 1980 mob storms Russian embassy in Teheran  

Jan 01   In the year 1980 premier Adbou Diouf becomes President of Senegal  

Jan 01   On this day in history sweden changes order of succession to throne  

Jan 02   On this day in history 68th Australian Men Tennis Guillermo Vilas beat John Sadri (76 63 62)  

Jan 02   Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history gold hits record $634 an ounce  

Jan 03   On this day in history joy Adamson, author of "Born Free," is killed by a servant in northern Kenya.  

Jan 04   President Carter announces US boycott of Moscow Olympics in the year 1980.  

Jan 06   Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India in the year 1980.  

Jan 06   Philadelphia Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Carl White, rocker, dies in the year 1980.  

Jan 07   On this day in history minnesota ends Philadelphia Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends  

Jan 09   On this day in history 63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia  

Jan 09   In the year 1980 saudi Arabia executes 63 people for their part in a raid on Mecca's Grand Mosque the previous November.  

Jan 10   On this day in history former AFL-CIO president George Meany dies in Washington, DC at age 85.  

Jan 10   In the year 1980 last broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC  

Jan 11   Debut of the Pretenders in the year 1980.  

Jan 12   In the year 1980 hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies  

Jan 13   In the year 1980 andre Kostelanetz, Russian conductor, dies at 78  

Jan 13   Head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1980 togo's constitution becomes effective  

Jan 14   "Blues Brothers" movie with Dan Akroyd & John Belushi opens on this day in history.  

Jan 16   Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94 in the year 1980.  

Jan 16   Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession on this day in history.  

Jan 17   Barbara Britton, actress (Pamela-Mr & Mrs North), dies at 59 in the year 1980.  

Jan 17   In the year 1980 nASA launches Fltsatcom-3  

Jan 18   Cecil Beaton, British photographer, dies at 76 in the year 1980.  

Jan 18   In the year 1980 gold reaches $1,000 an ounce  

Jan 18   Pink Floyd's "The Wall" hits #1 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   In the year 1980 studio 54 owners Steve Rubell & Ian Schrager sentenced to 3½ years in prison for tax evasion & fined $20,000  

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Famous Birthdays In 1980

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist  

Feb 29   Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of taylor Twellman, American soccer player  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of chris Conley, American musician  

Apr 02   Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1980.  

Apr 02   Adam Fleming, English news reporter was born in the year 1980.  

Apr 02   Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004) was born in the year 1980.  

Famous Deaths In 1980

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44 in the year 1980.  

Jan 03   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 in the year 1980.  

Jan 07   On this day in history carl White, rocker, dies  

Jan 08   On this day in history oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90  

Jan 10   George Meany, labor leader, dies at 86 in the year 1980.  

Jan 11   In the year 1980 death of barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)  

Jan 12   Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies on this day in history.  

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