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.