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Historical Events In 1980

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Jan 01   On this day in history chrysler UK renamed Talbot  

Jan 01   In the year 1980 frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70  

Jan 01   On this day in history international Decade of Water & Sanitation begins  

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

Jan 01   Premier Adbou Diouf becomes President of Senegal on this day in history.  

Jan 01   In the year 1980 sweden changes order of succession to throne  

Jan 02   In the year 1980 68th Australian Men Tennis Guillermo Vilas beat John Sadri (76 63 62)  

Jan 02   In the year 1980 larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44  

Jan 03   On this day in history amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52  

Jan 03   In the year 1980 gold hits record $634 an ounce  

Jan 03   Joy Adamson, author of "Born Free," is killed by a servant in northern Kenya in the year 1980.  

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 in the year 1980.  

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   In the year 1980 63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia  

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

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   Andre Kostelanetz, Russian conductor, dies at 78 in the year 1980.  

Jan 13   On this day in history head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium  

Jan 13   Togo's constitution becomes effective in the year 1980.  

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

Jan 16   In the year 1980 anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94  

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

Jan 17   On this day in history barbara Britton, actress (Pamela-Mr & Mrs North), dies at 59  

Jan 17   NASA launches Fltsatcom-3 in the year 1980.  

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

Jan 18   On this day in history gold reaches $1,000 an ounce  

Jan 18   Pink Floyd's "The Wall" hits #1 in the year 1980.  

Jan 18   Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell & Ian Schrager sentenced to 3½ years in prison for tax evasion & fined $20,000 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1980

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 29   Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist was born in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player was born in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   Taylor Twellman, American soccer player was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer was born in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   Chris Conley, American musician was born in the year 1980.  

Apr 02   Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of adam Fleming, English news reporter  

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004)  

Famous Deaths In 1980

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1980 frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70  

Jan 02   On this day in history larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44  

Jan 03   On this day in history amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52  

Jan 07   In the year 1980 carl White, rocker, dies  

Jan 08   In the year 1980 oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90  

Jan 10   George Meany, labor leader, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 12   On this day in history hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies  

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