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Historical Events In 1980

Thursday, 01 October 2020

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

Jul 30   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

Jul 31   Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36 in the year 1980.  

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

Aug 01   Strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61 in the year 1980.  

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 in the year 1980.  

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   Elliott Nugent, actor (Romance), dies in the year 1980.  

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   In the year 1980 dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider  

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 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   Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, dies at 91 in the year 1980.  

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 in the year 1980.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Aug 26   On this day in history miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71  

Aug 27   On this day in history sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show), dies at 68  

Aug 31   On this day in history poland's Solidarity labor union founded  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Sep 05   On this day in history barbara Loden, actress (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 48  

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Famous Birthdays In 1980

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist  

Feb 29   Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player was born on this day in history.  

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

Feb 29   Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer was born in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   Chris Conley, American musician was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1980.  

Apr 02   Adam Fleming, English news reporter was born in the year 1980.  

Apr 02   In the year 1980 birth of ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004)  

Famous Deaths In 1980

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70 in the year 1980.  

Jan 02   Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1980 carl White, rocker, dies  

Jan 08   In the year 1980 oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90  

Jan 10   On this day in history george Meany, labor leader, dies at 86  

Jan 11   On this day in history death of barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)  

Jan 12   On this day in history hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies  

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