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Historical Events In 1980

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Nov 12   On this day in history nYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana  

Nov 12   In the year 1980 uS space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn  

Nov 15   On this day in history annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 75  

Nov 15   In the year 1980 pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany,  

Nov 16   Imogen Hassall, Countess of Cleavage (Carry on Lovng), suicide at 37 on this day in history.  

Nov 18   Conn Smythe founder o fthe NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs dies at age 85 in the year 1980.  

Nov 19   In the year 1980 cBS TV bans Calvin Klein's jeans ad featuring Brooke Shields  

Nov 20   On this day in history steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes first solar-powered flight  

Nov 20   UA withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for reediting on this day in history.  

Nov 21   Dallas' "Who Shot JR?" episode (Kristen) gets a 53.3 rating in the year 1980.  

Nov 21   Fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84 on this day in history.  

Nov 21   Jim Parks Sr, Kent cricket all-rounder (only Test for England), dies in the year 1980.  

Nov 21   John &Yoko pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum on this day in history.  

Nov 22   Georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak in the year 1980.  

Nov 22   Herbert Wade, cricketer (S African batsman & captain 1935-36), dies on this day in history.  

Nov 23   4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy in the year 1980.  

Nov 23   On this day in history herby Wade, cricketer (South African capt 10 Tests 1935-36), dies  

Nov 24   George Raft, actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

Nov 25   George Raft, NYC, actor (Scarface), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

Nov 25   On this day in history statistics Canada anounces the population of Canada has passed 24 million and that Alberta has 2.1 million  

Nov 25   In the year 1980 sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship  

Nov 26   In the year 1980 columbia mated to SRBs &external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building  

Nov 26   Rachael Roberts, actress (This Sporting Life), dies at age 53 on this day in history.  

Nov 27   Soyuz T-3 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched in the year 1980.  

Nov 29   In the year 1980 dorothy Day, author (Stump the Authors), dies at 83  

Dec 01   Sam Levene, actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Dec 01   On this day in history uS Justice Department sues Yonkers citing racial discrimination  

Dec 02   4 American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador on this day in history.  

Dec 04   On this day in history stella Walsh-S-Walasiewicz, sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932), shot at 69  

Dec 05   Don Taylor, cricketer (3 Tests for NZ 1947-56, 159 runs), dies in the year 1980.  

Dec 06   Jim Bakker rapes Jessica Hahn in the year 1980.  

Dec 06   NASA launches Intelsat V on this day in history.  

Dec 07   In the year 1980 darby Crash, rocker, dies at 22  

Dec 08   In the year 1980 john Lennon assassinated in New York by Mark David Chapman  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of adam Fleming, English news reporter  

Apr 02   On this day in history 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 in the year 1980.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1980 carl White, rocker, dies  

Jan 08   In the year 1980 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   In the year 1980 death of barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)  

Jan 12   On this day in history hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies  

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