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Historical Events In 1980

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Dec 08   On this day in history john Lennon, assassinated in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40  

Dec 09   61øF in Boston at 1 AM on this day in history.  

Dec 10   On this day in history soyuz T-3 returns to Earth  

Dec 12   US's copyright law amended to include computer programs on this day in history.  

Dec 14   On this day in history at 2 PM EST there is 10 minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon  

Dec 14   Elston Howard, MVP catcher (NY Yankees), dies at 59 in the year 1980.  

Dec 16   Harland "Colonel" Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90 in the year 1980.  

Dec 16   In the year 1980 pres-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state  

Dec 18   Alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76 in the year 1980.  

Dec 18   In the year 1980 bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden  

Dec 19   Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts in the year 1980.  

Dec 19   Iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages in the year 1980.  

Dec 20   In the year 1980 uSSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin  

Dec 21   Marc Connelly, playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90 on this day in history.  

Dec 22   On this day in history dick Kallman, actor (Hank Dearborn-Hank), murdered at 47  

Dec 22   In the year 1980 eisenhower returned to Norfolk, Virginia after a 251-day deployment, the longest underway deployment for a Navy ship since World War II. She had been underway for 152 continuous days  

Dec 22   Pres-elect Reagan appoints Jean Kirkpatrick (UN delegate) and James Watt (Interior) on this day in history.  

Dec 24   Alec Lafayette Chew Wilder, composer, dies at 73 in the year 1980.  

Dec 24   In the year 1980 americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds  

Dec 25   Fred Emney, actor (Adventures of a Private Eye), dies at 80 in the year 1980.  

Dec 28   Amir Elahi, cricketer, 1st Pakistani Test cricketer to die on this day in history.  

Dec 29   Roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67 in the year 1980.  

Dec 29   In the year 1980 shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A  

Dec 30   NBC cancels The Wonderful World of Disney, the longest-running prime time TV show in history. Disney now owns the ABC TV network in the year 1980.  

Dec 31   On this day in history a Jewish owned hotel in Nairobi Kenya is bombed killing 18  

Dec 31   Arthur Wellard, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng, legendary 6-hitter), dies in the year 1980.  

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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   On this day in history birth of simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player  

Feb 29   Taylor Twellman, American soccer player was born in the year 1980.  

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   In the year 1980 birth of adam Fleming, English news reporter  

Apr 02   Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1980 amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52  

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

Jan 08   Oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90 in the year 1980.  

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 in the year 1980.  

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