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Historical Events In 1980

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Nov 12   NYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana in the year 1980.  

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

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

Nov 15   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Nov 19   On this day in history cBS TV bans Calvin Klein's jeans ad featuring Brooke Shields  

Nov 20   Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes first solar-powered flight on this day in history.  

Nov 20   In the year 1980 uA withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for reediting  

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

Nov 21   On this day in history fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84  

Nov 21   On this day in history jim Parks Sr, Kent cricket all-rounder (only Test for England), dies  

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

Nov 22   On this day in history georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak  

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

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

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

Nov 24   George Raft, actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85 in the year 1980.  

Nov 25   On this day in history george Raft, NYC, actor (Scarface), dies at 85  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history rachael Roberts, actress (This Sporting Life), dies at age 53  

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

Nov 29   Dorothy Day, author (Stump the Authors), dies at 83 in the year 1980.  

Dec 01   Sam Levene, actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75 in the year 1980.  

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

Dec 02   In the year 1980 4 American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador  

Dec 04   Stella Walsh-S-Walasiewicz, sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932), shot at 69 in the year 1980.  

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

Dec 06   Jim Bakker rapes Jessica Hahn on this day in history.  

Dec 06   On this day in history nASA launches Intelsat V  

Dec 07   Darby Crash, rocker, dies at 22 in the year 1980.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 29   Chris Conley, American musician was born on this day in history.  

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   Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004) was born in the year 1980.  

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

Jan 03   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

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

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