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Historical Events In 1980

Monday, 21 September 2020

Jan 19   On this day in history richard Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 69  

Jan 20   On this day in history president Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow  

Jan 20   US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne in the year 1980.  

Jan 20   US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner in the year 1980.  

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

Jan 21   On this day in history gold hits record $850 an ounce  

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

Jan 22   On this day in history iris Meredith, actress (Lawless Land, Gambling Terror), dies at 64  

Jan 22   On this day in history russian dissident Andrei Sacharov is sent to Gorki gulag  

Jan 23   In the year 1980 president Carter reinstated the Selective Service System.  

Jan 24   In the year 1980 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  

Jan 25   Bani Sadr elected President of Iran in the year 1980.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   On this day in history paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail &deported  

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

Jan 26   On this day in history israel &Egypt establish diplomatic relations  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 28   In the year 1980 jimmy Durante, NYC, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86  

Jan 29   In the year 1980 6 Iranian held US hostages escape with help of the Canadians  

Jan 29   Antonio Molina composer, dies at 85 in the year 1980.  

Jan 29   Antonio Molina, composer, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 31   Ontario to rebate up to $700 in sales tax for purchasers of 1979 model cars; effort to help slumping car sales in the year 1980.  

Jan 31   In the year 1980 police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41  

Feb 01   On this day in history jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72  

Feb 01   Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System on this day in history.  

Feb 01   In the year 1980 soap opera "Love of Life" ends a 28 year run  

Feb 02   FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected & public officials for bribes for political favors in the year 1980.  

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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   On this day in history birth of clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of chris Conley, American musician  

Apr 02   In the year 1980 birth of carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer  

Apr 02   Adam Fleming, English news reporter was born in the year 1980.  

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

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

Jan 08   Oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90 in the year 1980.  

Jan 10   George Meany, labor leader, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   In the year 1980 death of barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)  

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

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