Historical Events In 1980
Thursday, 09 July 2020
Jul 29 Jan Tausinger, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1980.
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 In the year 1980 bobby Van, actor/TV host (Make Me Laugh), dies of cancer at 49
Jul 31 John Phillips of the Mamas & Papas is arrested on drug charges on this day in history.
Jul 31 Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36 in the year 1980.
Aug 01 Gerd Wessig of East Germany set the high jump record in the year 1980.
Aug 01 Strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61 on this day in history.
Aug 01 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships on this day in history.
Aug 02 In the year 1980 uS swimmers set 3 world records at National championships
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 on this day in history.
Aug 09 Elliott Nugent, actor (Romance), dies in the year 1980.
Aug 10 Allen, the most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx in the year 1980.
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 Dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider on this day in history.
Aug 17 Midway relieved Constellation to begin another Indian Ocean deployment and complement Eisenhower task group still on contingency duty in the Arabian Sea on this day in history.
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 On this day in history otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, dies at 91
Aug 20 Reinhold Messner of Italy is first to solo ascent Mt Everest on this day in history.
Aug 20 In the year 1980 uN Security Council condemns (14-0, US abstains) Israeli declaration that all of Jersualem is its capital
Aug 21 Jack Cheetham, cricketer (15 Tests as S Afr capt, won 7 lost 5), dies in the year 1980.
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 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 In the year 1980 miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71
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 On this day in history barbara O'Neil, actress (Tower of London, Stella Dallas)
Sep 04 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74 on this day in history.
Sep 05 In the year 1980 barbara Loden, actress (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 48