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.