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Historical Events In 1980

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

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

Nov 15   In the year 1980 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   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 in the year 1980.  

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

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 in the year 1980.  

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 in the year 1980.  

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   In the year 1980 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   In the year 1980 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy  

Nov 23   Herby Wade, cricketer (South African capt 10 Tests 1935-36), dies in the year 1980.  

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

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

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   Columbia mated to SRBs &external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building in the year 1980.  

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   Dorothy Day, author (Stump the Authors), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1980 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   In the year 1980 jim Bakker rapes Jessica Hahn  

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   John Lennon assassinated in New York by Mark David Chapman in the year 1980.  

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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 in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   Taylor Twellman, American soccer player was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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   On this day in history carl White, rocker, dies  

Jan 08   On this day in history 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   Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies on this day in history.  

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