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.