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Historical Events In 1980

Friday, 18 June 2021

Oct 10   El Asnam earthquake in Algeria killing 5,000 people in the year 1980.  

Oct 10   Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated in the year 1980.  

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   In the year 1980 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.  

Oct 14   Pres nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court on this day in history.  

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

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

Oct 17   Mount St Helens, in Washington State USA, erupts for the third time in 24 hours on this day in history.  

Oct 22   New South Korean constitution comes into effect in the year 1980.  

Oct 23   Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin resigns, due to illness in the year 1980.  

Oct 24   John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK on this day in history.  

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

Oct 24   Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity in the year 1980.  

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

Oct 26   On this day in history marcello J tie Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal, dies at 74  

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

Oct 27   In the year 1980 steven Peregrine Took, rocker, dies at 31  

Oct 28   Leon Janney, actor (Jim Matthews-Another World, Hawk), dies at 63 in the year 1980.  

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

Oct 30   In the year 1980 nASA launches Flt Satcom-4  

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 in the year 1980.  

Nov 03   Ludwig Hohl, writer, dies in the year 1980.  

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   Steve McQueen, actor (Tom Horn, Bullitt), dies at 50 in the year 1980.  

Nov 08   Voyager 1 space probe discovers 15th moon of Saturn on this day in history.  

Nov 09   On this day in history carmel Myers, actress (Carmel Myers Show), dies at 79  

Nov 10   Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays the $12.55 fare on this day in history.  

Nov 11   On this day in history crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37  

Nov 12   On this day in history alexander "Alex" Nicholas Voormolen, Dutch composer, dies at 85  

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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 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   Chris Conley, American musician was born in the year 1980.  

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

Apr 02   Adam Fleming, English news reporter was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   In the year 1980 birth of ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004)  

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   On this day in history larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44  

Jan 03   On this day in history amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52  

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

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   On this day in history death of barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)  

Jan 12   Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies in the year 1980.  

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