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Historical Events In 1980

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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   Russian cosmonauts return to earth, after spending a record 185 days in space on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history pres nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court  

Oct 14   S N Banerjee, cricketer (one Test for India), dies in the year 1980.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Oct 24   On this day in history leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30  

Oct 24   On this day in history 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   Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph on this day in history.  

Oct 27   Steven Peregrine Took, rocker, dies at 31 on this day in history.  

Oct 28   In the year 1980 leon Janney, actor (Jim Matthews-Another World, Hawk), dies at 63  

Oct 30   In the year 1980 honduras &El Salvador settle their boundary dispute  

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

Oct 31   On this day in history julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)  

Nov 02   In the year 1980 edith Bunker, character on "All in the Family", dies  

Nov 03   On this day in history ludwig Hohl, writer, dies  

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

Nov 04   Ronald Reagan elected 40th President of the US in the year 1980.  

Nov 06   Mary Michael, actress (Biridie-Wonderful John Acton), dies at 77 in the year 1980.  

Nov 06   USS Ranger and accompanying ships of her task group relieved the Midway in the northern Arabian Sea in the year 1980.  

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   In the year 1980 birth of simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player  

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   In the year 1980 birth of chris Conley, American musician  

Apr 02   Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   Adam Fleming, English news reporter was born in the year 1980.  

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

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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