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Historical Events In 1980

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Sep 05   World's longest auto tunnel, St Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens on this day in history.  

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

Sep 08   In the year 1980 bruce Dooland, cricketer (prolific leggie for Notts), dies  

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

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

Sep 12   Military coup in Turkey in the year 1980.  

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

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

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

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

Sep 18   In the year 1980 soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station  

Sep 19   On this day in history 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   John & Yoko sign a recording contract with Geffen Records on this day in history.  

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

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

Sep 23   Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens in the year 1980.  

Sep 25   John Bonham, English pop drummer (Led Zeppelin), overdoses at 32 on this day in history.  

Sep 26   On this day in history andrew Crawford is born  

Sep 26   Cuban govt closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla" on this day in history.  

Sep 26   Soyuz 38 returns to Earth in the year 1980.  

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

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

Oct 01   On this day in history 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 in the year 1980.  

Oct 09   Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1980.  

Oct 10   In the year 1980 bill Thomas, actor (Buckwheat), dies  

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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   Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player was born in the year 1980.  

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

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer  

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 in the year 1980.  

Famous Deaths In 1980

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70  

Jan 02   Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44 in the year 1980.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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