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Historical Events In 1980

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Oct 10   In the year 1980 el Asnam earthquake in Algeria killing 5,000 people  

Oct 10   Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated on this day in history.  

Oct 11   In the year 1980 cosmonauts Popov & Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days  

Oct 11   In the year 1980 russian cosmonauts return to earth, after spending a record 185 days in space  

Oct 12   Ships of the Amphibious Force, Sixth Fleet, including Guadalcanal, began assisting the victims of the massive earthquake which devastated the Algerian city of Al Asnam in the year 1980.  

Oct 14   Pres nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court in the year 1980.  

Oct 14   S N Banerjee, cricketer (one Test for India), dies on this day in history.  

Oct 16   Carl PM Romme, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (KVP), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Oct 17   In the year 1980 mount St Helens, in Washington State USA, erupts for the third time in 24 hours  

Oct 22   In the year 1980 new South Korean constitution comes into effect  

Oct 23   In the year 1980 soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin resigns, due to illness  

Oct 24   In the year 1980 john Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK  

Oct 24   Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30 in the year 1980.  

Oct 24   In the year 1980 polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity  

Oct 25   Barbra Streisand's "Guilty," album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks on this day in history.  

Oct 26   Marcello J tie Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal, dies at 74 in the year 1980.  

Oct 27   In the year 1980 dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph  

Oct 27   On this day in history steven Peregrine Took, rocker, dies at 31  

Oct 28   Leon Janney, actor (Jim Matthews-Another World, Hawk), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Oct 30   Honduras &El Salvador settle their boundary dispute in the year 1980.  

Oct 30   NASA launches Flt Satcom-4 in the year 1980.  

Oct 31   In the year 1980 julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)  

Nov 02   Edith Bunker, character on "All in the Family", dies on this day in history.  

Nov 03   In the year 1980 ludwig Hohl, writer, dies  

Nov 04   Ronald Reagan (R) beats President Jimmy Carter (R) by a landslide on this day in history.  

Nov 04   In the year 1980 ronald Reagan elected 40th President of the US  

Nov 06   On this day in history mary Michael, actress (Biridie-Wonderful John Acton), dies at 77  

Nov 06   On this day in history uSS Ranger and accompanying ships of her task group relieved the Midway in the northern Arabian Sea.  

Nov 07   On this day in history steve McQueen, actor (Tom Horn, Bullitt), dies at 50  

Nov 08   In the year 1980 voyager 1 space probe discovers 15th moon of Saturn  

Nov 09   Carmel Myers, actress (Carmel Myers Show), dies at 79 in the year 1980.  

Nov 10   Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays the $12.55 fare in the year 1980.  

Nov 11   In the year 1980 crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37  

Nov 12   Alexander "Alex" Nicholas Voormolen, Dutch composer, dies at 85 in the year 1980.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1980

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist  

Feb 29   Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   Taylor Twellman, American soccer player was born in the year 1980.  

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

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

Apr 02   In the year 1980 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   Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1980.  

Jan 08   On this day in history oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90  

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

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