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Historical Events In 1980

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

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   At 2 PM EST there is 10 minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon in the year 1980.  

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

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

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

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

Dec 18   On this day in history bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden  

Dec 19   In the year 1980 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   Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds in the year 1980.  

Dec 25   Fred Emney, actor (Adventures of a Private Eye), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1980.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist  

Feb 29   Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 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   Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1980.  

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of adam Fleming, English news reporter  

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   Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70 in the year 1980.  

Jan 02   On this day in history larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44  

Jan 03   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 in the year 1980.  

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   Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913) died in the year 1980.  

Jan 12   On this day in history hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies  

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