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Historical Events In 1980

Monday, 21 September 2020

Dec 08   John Lennon, assassinated in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history uS's copyright law amended to include computer programs  

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

Dec 14   In the year 1980 elston Howard, MVP catcher (NY Yankees), dies at 59  

Dec 16   In the year 1980 harland "Colonel" Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90  

Dec 16   Pres-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state in the year 1980.  

Dec 18   Alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76 on this day in history.  

Dec 18   Bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden in the year 1980.  

Dec 19   On this day in history anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts  

Dec 19   On this day in history iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages  

Dec 20   On this day in history uSSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin  

Dec 21   On this day in history marc Connelly, playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90  

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

Dec 22   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 on this day in history.  

Dec 22   In the year 1980 pres-elect Reagan appoints Jean Kirkpatrick (UN delegate) and James Watt (Interior)  

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

Dec 24   On this day in history americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds  

Dec 25   In the year 1980 fred Emney, actor (Adventures of a Private Eye), dies at 80  

Dec 28   In the year 1980 amir Elahi, cricketer, 1st Pakistani Test cricketer to die  

Dec 29   Roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Dec 29   Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A in the year 1980.  

Dec 30   In the year 1980 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   In the year 1980 a Jewish owned hotel in Nairobi Kenya is bombed killing 18  

Dec 31   On this day in history 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   In the year 1980 birth of ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player  

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

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   In the year 1980 birth of carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer  

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

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   On this day in history frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70  

Jan 02   In the year 1980 larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44  

Jan 03   In the year 1980 amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52  

Jan 07   On this day in history carl White, rocker, dies  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies on this day in history.  

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