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Historical Events In 1980

Friday, 18 September 2020

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   Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 75 in the year 1980.  

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

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

Nov 18   Conn Smythe founder o fthe NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs dies at age 85 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 20   Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes first solar-powered flight in the year 1980.  

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

Nov 21   In the year 1980 dallas' "Who Shot JR?" episode (Kristen) gets a 53.3 rating  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 21   In the year 1980 john &Yoko pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum  

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   In the year 1980 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   On this day in history george Raft, actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85  

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   Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship in the year 1980.  

Nov 26   Columbia mated to SRBs &external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building on this day in history.  

Nov 26   Rachael Roberts, actress (This Sporting Life), dies at age 53 in the year 1980.  

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   On this day in history sam Levene, actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75  

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   On this day in history don Taylor, cricketer (3 Tests for NZ 1947-56, 159 runs), dies  

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

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

Dec 07   On this day in history darby Crash, rocker, dies at 22  

Dec 08   On this day in history 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 in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of taylor Twellman, American soccer player  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of chris Conley, American musician  

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

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

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   In the year 1980 frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70  

Jan 02   In the year 1980 larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44  

Jan 03   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 in the year 1980.  

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

Jan 08   Oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   George Meany, labor leader, dies at 86 in the year 1980.  

Jan 11   Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913) died on this day in history.  

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

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