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Historical Events In 1980

Thursday, 09 July 2020

Sep 05   In the year 1980 world's longest auto tunnel, St Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens  

Sep 07   32nd Emmy Awards shown despite boycott in the year 1980.  

Sep 08   Bruce Dooland, cricketer (prolific leggie for Notts), dies in the year 1980.  

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

Sep 12   On this day in history lillian Randolph, actress (Roots, Amos n Andy), dies at 65  

Sep 12   On this day in history military coup in Turkey  

Sep 15   In the year 1980 bill Evans, US jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51  

Sep 17   Anastasio Somoza, former Nicaraguan Pres, assassinated in Paraguay in the year 1980.  

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

Sep 18   On this day in history k A Porter, writer, dies at 90  

Sep 18   Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station on this day in history.  

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

Sep 21   Ernest White, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1980.  

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

Sep 22   John & Yoko sign a recording contract with Geffen Records on this day in history.  

Sep 22   The war between Iran and Iraq begins on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens  

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

Sep 26   On this day in history andrew Crawford is born  

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

Sep 26   On this day in history soyuz 38 returns to Earth  

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   Cosmonauts Ryumin & Popov break space endurance record of 176 days on this day in history.  

Oct 01   In the year 1980 george Meany, union pres (AFL-CIO), dies at 86  

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

Oct 02   In the year 1980 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 in the year 1980.  

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

Oct 09   The first consumer use of home banking by computer (Knoxville Tn) on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1980.  

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

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of taylor Twellman, American soccer player  

Feb 29   Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of chris Conley, American musician  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1980 amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52  

Jan 07   On this day in history carl White, rocker, dies  

Jan 08   On this day in history 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   In the year 1980 death of barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)  

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

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