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Historical Events In 1980

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

Oct 10   On this day in history very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated  

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   In the year 1980 pres nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court  

Oct 14   In the year 1980 s N Banerjee, cricketer (one Test for India), dies  

Oct 16   In the year 1980 carl PM Romme, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (KVP), dies at 83  

Oct 17   On this day in history mount St Helens, in Washington State USA, erupts for the third time in 24 hours  

Oct 22   New South Korean constitution comes into effect on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1980 marcello J tie Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal, dies at 74  

Oct 27   On this day in history 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   In the year 1980 leon Janney, actor (Jim Matthews-Another World, Hawk), dies at 63  

Oct 30   On this day in history honduras &El Salvador settle their boundary dispute  

Oct 30   On this day in history nASA launches Flt Satcom-4  

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

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

Nov 03   Ludwig Hohl, writer, dies on this day in history.  

Nov 04   Ronald Reagan (R) beats President Jimmy Carter (R) by a landslide in the year 1980.  

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

Nov 06   In the year 1980 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 in the year 1980.  

Nov 11   Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37 in the year 1980.  

Nov 12   Alexander "Alex" Nicholas Voormolen, Dutch composer, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1980

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 29   Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist was born in the year 1980.  

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

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

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   On this day in history birth of adam Fleming, English news reporter  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   George Meany, labor leader, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history death of barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)  

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

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