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.