Historical Events In 1980
Sunday, 07 March 2021
Dec 08 John Lennon, assassinated in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40 in the year 1980.
Dec 09 On this day in history 61øF in Boston at 1 AM
Dec 10 Soyuz T-3 returns to Earth in the year 1980.
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 on this day in history.
Dec 16 Pres-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state in the year 1980.
Dec 18 On this day in history alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76
Dec 18 Bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden in the year 1980.
Dec 19 Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts on this day in history.
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 in the year 1980.
Dec 22 Dick Kallman, actor (Hank Dearborn-Hank), murdered at 47 in the year 1980.
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 On this day in history pres-elect Reagan appoints Jean Kirkpatrick (UN delegate) and James Watt (Interior)
Dec 24 In the year 1980 alec Lafayette Chew Wilder, composer, dies at 73
Dec 24 On this day in history americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds
Dec 25 Fred Emney, actor (Adventures of a Private Eye), dies at 80 on this day in history.
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 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.