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Historical Events In 1980

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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 in the year 1980.  

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

Sep 11   On this day in history jose Antonio Calcano, composer, dies at 80  

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

Sep 12   In the year 1980 military coup in Turkey  

Sep 15   Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51 on this day in history.  

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

Sep 17   Solidarity labor union in Poland forms in the year 1980.  

Sep 18   In the year 1980 k A Porter, writer, dies at 90  

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

Sep 19   Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Sep 22   On this day in history the war between Iran and Iraq begins  

Sep 22   USS Eisenhower and Midway continued contingency operations in the northern Arabian Sea as war erupted between Iraq and Iran in the year 1980.  

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   Andrew Crawford is born in the year 1980.  

Sep 26   On this day in history cuban govt closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla"  

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

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

Sep 30   In the year 1980 iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein  

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   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   In the year 1980 hattie Jacques, actress (Make Mine Mink), dies at 56  

Oct 09   On this day in history 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 in the year 1980.  

Oct 10   Bill Thomas, actor (Buckwheat), dies on this day in history.  

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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   On this day in history birth of chris Conley, American musician  

Apr 02   Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of adam Fleming, English news reporter  

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   In the year 1980 frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70  

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   Carl White, rocker, dies on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1980 hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies  

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