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Historical Events In 1980

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Jul 29   In the year 1980 jan Tausinger, composer, dies at 58  

Jul 30   In the year 1980 british New Hebrides becomes independent & takes name Vanuatu  

Jul 30   Charles McGraw, actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family), dies at 66 in the year 1980.  

Jul 31   Bobby Van, actor/TV host (Make Me Laugh), dies of cancer at 49 on this day in history.  

Jul 31   John Phillips of the Mamas & Papas is arrested on drug charges in the year 1980.  

Jul 31   In the year 1980 soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36  

Aug 01   On this day in history gerd Wessig of East Germany set the high jump record  

Aug 01   On this day in history strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61  

Aug 01   In the year 1980 uS swimmers set 3 world records at National championships  

Aug 02   US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships on this day in history.  

Aug 02   On this day in history verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies  

Aug 06   On this day in history charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, dies at 66  

Aug 08   In the year 1980 aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63  

Aug 09   Elliott Nugent, actor (Romance), dies on this day in history.  

Aug 10   Allen, the most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx on this day in history.  

Aug 13   In the year 1980 joseph MacInnis oceanographer discovers sunken barque HMS 'Breadalbane,' crushed by ice and sunk at Beechey Island NWT, Aug. 21, 1853; Scottish ship well preserved by extreme cold; sonar shows some sails and rigging intact; world's northernmost found shipwreck.  

Aug 14   On this day in history dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider  

Aug 17   On this day in history midway relieved Constellation to begin another Indian Ocean deployment and complement Eisenhower task group still on contingency duty in the Arabian Sea  

Aug 18   In the year 1980 norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65  

Aug 19   Saudi Arabian Lockheed Tristar crashes on landing at Riyadh, 301 die on this day in history.  

Aug 20   In the year 1980 otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, dies at 91  

Aug 20   On this day in history reinhold Messner of Italy is first to solo ascent Mt Everest  

Aug 20   UN Security Council condemns (14-0, US abstains) Israeli declaration that all of Jersualem is its capital on this day in history.  

Aug 21   Jack Cheetham, cricketer (15 Tests as S Afr capt, won 7 lost 5), dies in the year 1980.  

Aug 23   On this day in history in the Kashmir - India Border Region a 5.2 quake killed 15 people killed, at least 40 injured and many houses damaged in the Bhaddu area, Kashmir  

Aug 23   Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77 in the year 1980.  

Aug 25   Gower Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies at 60 in the year 1980.  

Aug 26   Miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Aug 27   In the year 1980 sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show), dies at 68  

Aug 31   In the year 1980 poland's Solidarity labor union founded  

Sep 02   William Douglas Denny, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Sep 03   In the year 1980 barbara O'Neil, actress (Tower of London, Stella Dallas)  

Sep 04   Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74 in the year 1980.  

Sep 05   Barbara Loden, actress (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1980

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist  

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

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

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer  

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

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

Jan 03   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

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

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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