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Historical Events In 1980

Thursday, 01 October 2020

Sep 05   On this day in history world's longest auto tunnel, St Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens  

Sep 07   32nd Emmy Awards shown despite boycott on this day in history.  

Sep 08   Bruce Dooland, cricketer (prolific leggie for Notts), dies on this day in history.  

Sep 11   Jose Antonio Calcano, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Sep 12   Lillian Randolph, actress (Roots, Amos n Andy), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Sep 12   Military coup in Turkey on this day in history.  

Sep 15   On this day in history bill Evans, US jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51  

Sep 17   In the year 1980 anastasio Somoza, former Nicaraguan Pres, assassinated in Paraguay  

Sep 17   On this day in history solidarity labor union in Poland forms  

Sep 18   K A Porter, writer, dies at 90 in the year 1980.  

Sep 18   On this day in history soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station  

Sep 19   In the year 1980 titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR)  

Sep 21   On this day in history ernest White, composer, dies at 80  

Sep 22   Iraqi troops seize part of Iran in a border dispute; war begins in the year 1980.  

Sep 22   On this day in history john & Yoko sign a recording contract with Geffen Records  

Sep 22   In the year 1980 the war between Iran and Iraq begins  

Sep 22   On this day in history uSS Eisenhower and Midway continued contingency operations in the northern Arabian Sea as war erupted between Iraq and Iran.  

Sep 23   In the year 1980 big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens  

Sep 25   On this day in history john Bonham, English pop drummer (Led Zeppelin), overdoses at 32  

Sep 26   Andrew Crawford is born on this day in history.  

Sep 26   In the year 1980 cuban govt closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla"  

Sep 26   Soyuz 38 returns to Earth on this day in history.  

Sep 28   Jaromir Wagner is first to fly the Atlantic standing on the wing on this day in history.  

Sep 30   Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on this day in history.  

Oct 01   On this day in history cosmonauts Ryumin & Popov break space endurance record of 176 days  

Oct 01   George Meany, union pres (AFL-CIO), dies at 86 in the year 1980.  

Oct 01   In the year 1980 uSS Cochrane (DDG-21) rescues 104 Vietnamese refugees 620 miles east of Saigon  

Oct 02   On this day in history larry Holmes retains WBC heavweight title defeating Muhammad Ali  

Oct 02   In the year 1980 valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46  

Oct 06   Hattie Jacques, actress (Make Mine Mink), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Oct 09   In the year 1980 princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot  

Oct 09   In the year 1980 the first consumer use of home banking by computer (Knoxville Tn)  

Oct 10   4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria on this day in history.  

Oct 10   Bill Thomas, actor (Buckwheat), dies 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   On this day in history birth of simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player  

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   In the year 1980 birth of chris Conley, American musician  

Apr 02   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1980.  

Jan 07   Carl White, rocker, dies in the year 1980.  

Jan 08   Oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90 in the year 1980.  

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

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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