Historical Events In 1980
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Jul 29 Jan Tausinger, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Jul 31 On this day in history bobby Van, actor/TV host (Make Me Laugh), dies of cancer at 49
Jul 31 In the year 1980 john Phillips of the Mamas & Papas is arrested on drug charges
Jul 31 In the year 1980 soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36
Aug 01 Gerd Wessig of East Germany set the high jump record on this day in history.
Aug 01 On this day in history strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61
Aug 01 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships in the year 1980.
Aug 02 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships on this day in history.
Aug 02 Verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies in the year 1980.
Aug 06 In the year 1980 charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, dies at 66
Aug 08 Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63 in the year 1980.
Aug 09 On this day in history elliott Nugent, actor (Romance), dies
Aug 10 Allen, the most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx in the year 1980.
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 Dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider on this day in history.
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 Norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1980 jack Cheetham, cricketer (15 Tests as S Afr capt, won 7 lost 5), dies
Aug 23 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 in the year 1980.
Aug 23 In the year 1980 norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77
Aug 25 Gower Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies at 60 on this day in history.
Aug 26 Miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71 on this day in history.
Aug 27 Sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show), dies at 68 on this day in history.
Aug 31 On this day in history poland's Solidarity labor union founded
Sep 02 In the year 1980 william Douglas Denny, composer, dies at 70
Sep 03 Barbara O'Neil, actress (Tower of London, Stella Dallas) on this day in history.
Sep 04 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74 in the year 1980.
Sep 05 On this day in history barbara Loden, actress (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 48