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Historical Events In 1980

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

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

Dec 09   In the year 1980 61øF in Boston at 1 AM  

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

Dec 12   US's copyright law amended to include computer programs in the year 1980.  

Dec 14   In the year 1980 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 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 16   On this day in history 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   Bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden on this day in history.  

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

Dec 19   In the year 1980 iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages  

Dec 20   USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin on this day in history.  

Dec 21   In the year 1980 marc Connelly, playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90  

Dec 22   Dick Kallman, actor (Hank Dearborn-Hank), murdered at 47 on this day in history.  

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   Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1980.  

Dec 29   In the year 1980 roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67  

Dec 29   Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A on this day in history.  

Dec 30   On this day in history nBC cancels The Wonderful World of Disney, the longest-running prime time TV show in history. Disney now owns the ABC TV network.  

Dec 31   A Jewish owned hotel in Nairobi Kenya is bombed killing 18 in the year 1980.  

Dec 31   In the year 1980 arthur Wellard, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng, legendary 6-hitter), dies  

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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   In the year 1980 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 in the year 1980.  

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

Apr 02   Adam Fleming, English news reporter was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44  

Jan 03   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Carl White, rocker, dies in the year 1980.  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history 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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