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Historical Events In 1980

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

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

Sep 08   On this day in history bruce Dooland, cricketer (prolific leggie for Notts), dies  

Sep 11   Jose Antonio Calcano, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1980.  

Sep 12   Lillian Randolph, actress (Roots, Amos n Andy), dies at 65 in the year 1980.  

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

Sep 17   In the year 1980 solidarity labor union in Poland forms  

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

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

Sep 19   Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR) in the year 1980.  

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

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

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   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   Cuban govt closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla" in the year 1980.  

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

Sep 28   In the year 1980 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   In the year 1980 cosmonauts Ryumin & Popov break space endurance record of 176 days  

Oct 01   On this day in history george Meany, union pres (AFL-CIO), dies at 86  

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

Oct 02   Larry Holmes retains WBC heavweight title defeating Muhammad Ali on this day in history.  

Oct 02   Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46 in the year 1980.  

Oct 06   In the year 1980 hattie Jacques, actress (Make Mine Mink), dies at 56  

Oct 09   Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot in the year 1980.  

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

Oct 10   In the year 1980 4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria  

Oct 10   On this day in history bill Thomas, actor (Buckwheat), dies  

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Famous Birthdays In 1980

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist  

Feb 29   Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player was born in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of taylor Twellman, American soccer player  

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

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of chris Conley, American musician  

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer  

Apr 02   In the year 1980 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   In the year 1980 larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44  

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

Jan 07   Carl White, rocker, dies on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   In the year 1980 george Meany, labor leader, dies at 86  

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

Jan 12   In the year 1980 hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies  

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