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Historical Events In 1980

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

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   Denys Morkel, S Afr cricketer (batsman scored 663 runs 1927-32), dies on this day in history.  

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

Jun 12   In the year 1980 milburn Stone, actor (Doc-Gunsmoke), dies at 75  

Jun 12   Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests in the year 1980.  

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

Jun 13   UN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela in the year 1980.  

Jun 14   E Bowell discovers asteroid #2937 Gibbs, #2938 Hopi & #3160 Angerhofer in the year 1980.  

Jun 15   Jorge Orta of Cleveland gets 6 hits in a baseball game on this day in history.  

Jun 17   In the year 1980 c Shoemaker discovers asteroid #2586 Matson  

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

Jun 18   C Shoemaker discovers asteroid #2891 McGetchin in the year 1980.  

Jun 18   In the year 1980 e Bowell discovers asteroid #2569 Madeline  

Jun 18   Mrs Shakuntala Devi mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec on this day in history.  

Jun 20   Gustaf Allan Pettersson, composer, dies at 68 in the year 1980.  

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   USSR begins removing troops from Afghanistan in the year 1980.  

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

Jun 27   In the year 1980 steve Peregrin Took, percussionist (T-Rex), dies at 31  

Jun 28   Heal Gahagan Douglas, (Rep-D-Ca), lost to Nixon, dies at 79 in the year 1980.  

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

Jun 30   Virginia Brown Faire, actress (Lonesome Trail, Temptress), dies on this day in history.  

Jul 01   Charles Percy Snow, British writer (Friends & Associates), dies at 75 in the year 1980.  

Jul 02   Grateful Dead's Bob Weir & Mickey Hart are arrested for incitement on this day in history.  

Jul 03   73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0 on this day in history.  

Jul 05   Archibald James Potter, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1980.  

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

Jul 06   Gail Patrick, actress (My Man Godfrey), dies of leukemia at 69 on this day in history.  

Jul 07   Az Judge Sandra Day O'Connor first female nominated to Supreme Court on this day in history.  

Jul 07   In the year 1980 jim King completes riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours  

Jul 07   On this day in history 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   Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist was born on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1980 birth of chris Conley, American musician  

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

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 in the year 1980.  

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

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

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

Jan 08   Oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90 in the year 1980.  

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

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