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Historical Events In 1980

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

Jan 20   President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow on this day in history.  

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

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   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   Bani Sadr elected President of Iran on this day in history.  

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

Jan 25   In the year 1980 highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, USN hovercraft  

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

Jan 26   On this day in history 175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro!  

Jan 26   In the year 1980 israel &Egypt establish diplomatic relations  

Jan 26   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1980 lil Dagover, actress (Destiny, Spiders), dies at 82  

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

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   On this day in history soap opera "Love of Life" ends a 28 year run  

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1980

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 29   Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist was born in the year 1980.  

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

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of taylor Twellman, American soccer player  

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

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

Apr 02   Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   In the year 1980 birth of adam Fleming, English news reporter  

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   In the year 1980 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1980 george Meany, labor leader, dies at 86  

Jan 11   On this day in history 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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