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Historical Events In 1980

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Jan 19   Richard Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1980.  

Jan 20   In the year 1980 president Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow  

Jan 20   US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne on this day in history.  

Jan 20   On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner  

Jan 21   On this day in history canada expels three diplomats from the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa for spying; caught buying secret information from an American citizen in Ottawa.  

Jan 21   Gold hits record $850 an ounce on this day in history.  

Jan 21   Gold reaches intra-day historic high price of $870 in New York on this day in history.  

Jan 22   Iris Meredith, actress (Lawless Land, Gambling Terror), dies at 64 in the year 1980.  

Jan 22   In the year 1980 russian dissident Andrei Sacharov is sent to Gorki gulag  

Jan 23   On this day in history president Carter reinstated the Selective Service System.  

Jan 24   North of Livermore Valley, California s 5.9, earthquake injured 44 people and caused and estimated $11.5 million in property damage (of which, $10 million damage occurred at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory at Livermore in the year 1980.  

Jan 25   On this day in history bani Sadr elected President of Iran  

Jan 25   In the year 1980 david Newell, actor (Dangerous Curves, White Heat), dies at 75  

Jan 25   On this day in history dutch Government demands boycott of Olympics  

Jan 25   In the year 1980 finance Minister Abolhassan Bani-Sadr is elected president of Iran.  

Jan 25   Highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, USN hovercraft in the year 1980.  

Jan 25   Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail &deported on this day in history.  

Jan 26   175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro! in the year 1980.  

Jan 26   Israel &Egypt establish diplomatic relations in the year 1980.  

Jan 26   In the year 1980 prime Minister Joe Clark warns USSR that Canada will boycott Summer Olympics in Moscow if Soviet troops do not leave Afghanistan  

Jan 28   37th Golden Globes Dustin Hoffman &Sally Field wins in the year 1980.  

Jan 28   On this day in history jimmy Durante, NYC, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86  

Jan 29   6 Iranian held US hostages escape with help of the Canadians on this day in history.  

Jan 29   On this day in history antonio Molina composer, dies at 85  

Jan 29   In the year 1980 antonio Molina, composer, dies at 85  

Jan 29   Jimmy Durante New York City NY, singer/comedian (Ink-a-dink-a-doo, Palooka, The Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86 in the year 1980.  

Jan 30   On this day in history lil Dagover, actress (Destiny, Spiders), dies at 82  

Jan 31   J P Duminy, cricket (30 runs at 5 & 1 wkt at 39 in 3 Test S Af), dies in the year 1980.  

Jan 31   Ontario to rebate up to $700 in sales tax for purchasers of 1979 model cars; effort to help slumping car sales on this day in history.  

Jan 31   Police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41 on this day in history.  

Feb 01   In the year 1980 jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72  

Feb 01   On this day in history sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System  

Feb 01   Soap opera "Love of Life" ends a 28 year run in the year 1980.  

Feb 02   FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected & public officials for bribes for political favors on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1980

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 29   Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004)  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52  

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

Jan 08   In the year 1980 oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90  

Jan 10   George Meany, labor leader, dies at 86 in the year 1980.  

Jan 11   Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913) died in the year 1980.  

Jan 12   In the year 1980 hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies  

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