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Historical Events In 1980

Sunday, 18 April 2021

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

Nov 12   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history conn Smythe founder o fthe NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs dies at age 85  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1980 john &Yoko pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 25   Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship in the year 1980.  

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 in the year 1980.  

Nov 27   On this day in history soyuz T-3 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched  

Nov 29   On this day in history dorothy Day, author (Stump the Authors), dies at 83  

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

Dec 01   US Justice Department sues Yonkers citing racial discrimination on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1980 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   In the year 1980 nASA launches Intelsat V  

Dec 07   In the year 1980 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   In the year 1980 birth of ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist  

Feb 29   Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of taylor Twellman, American soccer player  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of chris Conley, American musician  

Apr 02   Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1980.  

Apr 02   In the year 1980 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   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   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 in the year 1980.  

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

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 in the year 1980.  

Jan 11   Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913) died in the year 1980.  

Jan 12   In the year 1980 hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies  

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