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Historical Events In 1980

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Jun 09   Leonard Huizinga, journalist/writer (Olivier & Adrian), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Jun 09   In the year 1980 soyuz T-2 returns to Earth  

Jun 10   In the year 1980 denys Morkel, S Afr cricketer (batsman scored 663 runs 1927-32), dies  

Jun 11   E Bowell discovers asteroid #2531 Cambridge in the year 1980.  

Jun 12   Milburn Stone, actor (Doc-Gunsmoke), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Jun 12   Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests on this day in history.  

Jun 13   Paul McCartney releases "Waterfall" in the year 1980.  

Jun 13   UN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela on this day in history.  

Jun 14   In the year 1980 e Bowell discovers asteroid #2937 Gibbs, #2938 Hopi & #3160 Angerhofer  

Jun 15   On this day in history jorge Orta of Cleveland gets 6 hits in a baseball game  

Jun 17   On this day in history c Shoemaker discovers asteroid #2586 Matson  

Jun 18   In the year 1980 "Blues Brothers" with Dan Akwoyd &John Belushi premiers  

Jun 18   In the year 1980 c Shoemaker discovers asteroid #2891 McGetchin  

Jun 18   E Bowell discovers asteroid #2569 Madeline in the year 1980.  

Jun 18   On this day in history mrs Shakuntala Devi mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec  

Jun 20   On this day in history gustaf Allan Pettersson, composer, dies at 68  

Jun 20   Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous decision on this day in history.  

Jun 22   On this day in history jim King begins riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours  

Jun 22   On this day in history uSSR begins removing troops from Afghanistan  

Jun 23   John Laurie, actor (39 Steps, Jericho, Kidnapped), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Jun 27   On this day in history steve Peregrin Took, percussionist (T-Rex), dies at 31  

Jun 28   On this day in history heal Gahagan Douglas, (Rep-D-Ca), lost to Nixon, dies at 79  

Jun 28   NYC transit fare rises from 50. to 60 in the year 1980.  

Jun 30   On this day in history virginia Brown Faire, actress (Lonesome Trail, Temptress), dies  

Jul 01   Charles Percy Snow, British writer (Friends & Associates), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Jul 02   On this day in history grateful Dead's Bob Weir & Mickey Hart are arrested for incitement  

Jul 03   73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0 in the year 1980.  

Jul 05   Archibald James Potter, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

Jul 06   On this day in history gail Patrick actress (My Man Godfrey), dies of leukemia at 69  

Jul 06   In the year 1980 gail Patrick, actress (My Man Godfrey), dies of leukemia at 69  

Jul 07   On this day in history az Judge Sandra Day O'Connor first female nominated to Supreme Court  

Jul 07   Jim King completes riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours in the year 1980.  

Jul 07   On this day in history reginald Gardiner actor (Great Dictator), dies at 77  

Jul 07   Reginald Gardiner, actor (Great Dictator), dies at 77 in the year 1980.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of taylor Twellman, American soccer player  

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 in the year 1980.  

Apr 02   In the year 1980 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

Jan 11   On this day in history 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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