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Historical Events In 1980

Thursday, 06 May 2021

Jul 29   Jan Tausinger, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1980.  

Jul 30   On this day in history british New Hebrides becomes independent & takes name Vanuatu  

Jul 30   On this day in history charles McGraw, actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family), dies at 66  

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

Jul 31   On this day in history john Phillips of the Mamas & Papas is arrested on drug charges  

Jul 31   Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36 on this day in history.  

Aug 01   In the year 1980 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   On this day in history uS swimmers set 3 world records at National championships  

Aug 02   In the year 1980 uS swimmers set 3 world records at National championships  

Aug 02   In the year 1980 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   Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63 in the year 1980.  

Aug 09   In the year 1980 elliott Nugent, actor (Romance), dies  

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

Aug 13   On this day in history 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   In the year 1980 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 in the year 1980.  

Aug 19   Saudi Arabian Lockheed Tristar crashes on landing at Riyadh, 301 die in the year 1980.  

Aug 20   Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Aug 20   Reinhold Messner of Italy is first to solo ascent Mt Everest in the year 1980.  

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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Aug 23   On this day in history norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77  

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   Sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show), dies at 68 in the year 1980.  

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) in the year 1980.  

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 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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of taylor Twellman, American soccer player  

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   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   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   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   Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913) died on this day in history.  

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

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