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Historical Events In 1980

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 21   In the year 1980 canada expels three diplomats from the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa for spying; caught buying secret information from an American citizen in Ottawa.  

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

Jan 21   Gold reaches intra-day historic high price of $870 in New York in the year 1980.  

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

Jan 22   Russian dissident Andrei Sacharov is sent to Gorki gulag in the year 1980.  

Jan 23   President Carter reinstated the Selective Service System on this day in history.  

Jan 24   On this day in history 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   On this day in history bani Sadr elected President of Iran  

Jan 25   David Newell, actor (Dangerous Curves, White Heat), dies at 75 in the year 1980.  

Jan 25   Dutch Government demands boycott of Olympics in the year 1980.  

Jan 25   Finance Minister Abolhassan Bani-Sadr is elected president of Iran on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history israel &Egypt establish diplomatic relations  

Jan 26   Prime Minister Joe Clark warns USSR that Canada will boycott Summer Olympics in Moscow if Soviet troops do not leave Afghanistan on this day in history.  

Jan 28   On this day in history 37th Golden Globes Dustin Hoffman &Sally Field wins  

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

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

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

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

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

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   In the year 1980 ontario to rebate up to $700 in sales tax for purchasers of 1979 model cars; effort to help slumping car sales  

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

Feb 01   Jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72 in the year 1980.  

Feb 01   In the year 1980 sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System  

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   In the year 1980 birth of ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player  

Feb 29   Taylor Twellman, American soccer player was born in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 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   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   On this day in history frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70  

Jan 02   Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   Carl White, rocker, dies in the year 1980.  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history george Meany, labor leader, dies at 86  

Jan 11   Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913) died on this day in history.  

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

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