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Historical Events In 1980

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Jan 01   Chrysler UK renamed Talbot on this day in history.  

Jan 01   In the year 1980 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   On this day in history mob storms Russian embassy in Teheran  

Jan 01   Premier Adbou Diouf becomes President of Senegal in the year 1980.  

Jan 01   Sweden changes order of succession to throne on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 03   In the year 1980 amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52  

Jan 03   Gold hits record $634 an ounce on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history president Carter announces US boycott of Moscow Olympics  

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

Jan 06   On this day in history philadelphia Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history last broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC  

Jan 11   Debut of the Pretenders on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies in the year 1980.  

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

Jan 13   In the year 1980 head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium  

Jan 13   On this day in history togo's constitution becomes effective  

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

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

Jan 16   In the year 1980 paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession  

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

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

Jan 18   On this day in history pink Floyd's "The Wall" hits #1  

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

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player  

Feb 29   Taylor Twellman, American soccer player was born in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer  

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

Apr 02   In the year 1980 birth of carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer  

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

Apr 02   Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1980

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

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

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

Jan 07   Carl White, rocker, dies on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   In the year 1980 george Meany, labor leader, dies at 86  

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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