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Historical Events In 1980

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Nov 12   NYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana on this day in history.  

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   Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany, in the year 1980.  

Nov 16   In the year 1980 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 in the year 1980.  

Nov 19   CBS TV bans Calvin Klein's jeans ad featuring Brooke Shields in the year 1980.  

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

Nov 20   UA withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for reediting in the year 1980.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1980 herby Wade, cricketer (South African capt 10 Tests 1935-36), dies  

Nov 24   In the year 1980 george Raft, actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85  

Nov 25   In the year 1980 george Raft, NYC, actor (Scarface), dies at 85  

Nov 25   Statistics Canada anounces the population of Canada has passed 24 million and that Alberta has 2.1 million in the year 1980.  

Nov 25   Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   US Justice Department sues Yonkers citing racial discrimination on this day in history.  

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

Dec 06   In the year 1980 jim Bakker rapes Jessica Hahn  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 29   Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer was born in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   On this day in history 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   Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1980.  

Jan 12   Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies in the year 1980.  

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