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Historical Events In 1980

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

Jun 09   Soyuz T-2 returns to Earth on this day in history.  

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

Jun 11   On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroid #2531 Cambridge  

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

Jun 12   In the year 1980 reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests  

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

Jun 13   On this day in history uN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela  

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

Jun 15   Jorge Orta of Cleveland gets 6 hits in a baseball game in the year 1980.  

Jun 17   C Shoemaker discovers asteroid #2586 Matson in the year 1980.  

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   In the year 1980 e Bowell discovers asteroid #2569 Madeline  

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

Jun 20   In the year 1980 gustaf Allan Pettersson, composer, dies at 68  

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

Jun 22   Jim King begins riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours in the year 1980.  

Jun 22   In the year 1980 uSSR begins removing troops from Afghanistan  

Jun 23   On this day in history john Laurie, actor (39 Steps, Jericho, Kidnapped), dies at 83  

Jun 27   Steve Peregrin Took, percussionist (T-Rex), dies at 31 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jun 30   In the year 1980 virginia Brown Faire, actress (Lonesome Trail, Temptress), dies  

Jul 01   In the year 1980 charles Percy Snow, British writer (Friends & Associates), dies at 75  

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   On this day in history archibald James Potter, composer, dies at 61  

Jul 06   Gail Patrick actress (My Man Godfrey), dies of leukemia at 69 in the year 1980.  

Jul 06   Gail Patrick, actress (My Man Godfrey), dies of leukemia at 69 in the year 1980.  

Jul 07   Az Judge Sandra Day O'Connor first female nominated to Supreme Court in the year 1980.  

Jul 07   On this day in history jim King completes riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours  

Jul 07   In the year 1980 reginald Gardiner actor (Great Dictator), dies at 77  

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

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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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 29   Chris Conley, American musician was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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   Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913) died in the year 1980.  

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

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