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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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1980

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 29   Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist was born in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player  

Feb 29   Taylor Twellman, American soccer player was born in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer  

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

Apr 02   In the year 1980 birth of carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer  

Apr 02   Adam Fleming, English news reporter was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004) was born in the year 1980.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44  

Jan 03   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 in the year 1980.  

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   George Meany, labor leader, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913) died in the year 1980.  

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

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