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Historical Events In 1980

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Feb 02   The U.S. learns of an FBI sting operation named "Abscam" that targeted members of Congress using agents posing as Arab businessmen on this day in history.  

Feb 02   In the year 1980 william H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies at 68  

Feb 03   Muhammed Ali tours Africa as President Carter's envoy in the year 1980.  

Feb 04   On this day in history ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Bani-Sadr as president of Iran.  

Feb 05   Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel on this day in history.  

Feb 05   USS Coral Sea relieved Midway which had been on contingency operations in the Arabian Sea since the Iranian hostage crisis broke out in November 1979 on this day in history.  

Feb 07   Ernst Kunz, composer, dies at 88 on this day in history.  

Feb 08   In the year 1980 former NHL president Clarence Campbell found guilty of conspiring to give Senator Louis Giguère a benefit in connection with a contract for airport duty-free shops  

Feb 09   Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, dies at 106 in the year 1980.  

Feb 12   On this day in history floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies  

Feb 12   Richard Hadlee becomes New Zealand's top wicket-taker with 117 on this day in history.  

Feb 13   In the year 1980 apollo Computer Inc incorporated  

Feb 13   David Janssen, [Meyer], actor (Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

Feb 13   In the year 1980 new Zealand beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin  

Feb 13   On this day in history opening ceremonies for the 13th Winter Olympics begin in Lake Placid, New York.  

Feb 14   "West Side Story" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 341 performances in the year 1980.  

Feb 14   On this day in history 13th Winter Olympics games open in Lake Placid NY  

Feb 14   Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor on this day in history.  

Feb 14   US launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares on this day in history.  

Feb 15   Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 500 meter in 38.03 seconds on this day in history.  

Feb 16   In the year 1980 continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France  

Feb 16   In the year 1980 eric Heiden skates 5k in 7 02.29 (Olympics Record)  

Feb 17   Graham Sutherland, painter, dies on this day in history.  

Feb 18   Billy Wyman said he will leave the Rolling Stones in 1983 (Sure!) in the year 1980.  

Feb 18   In the year 1980 pierre Elliott Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canada's elections  

Feb 19   In the year 1980 bon Scott, Aust rock vocalist (AC/DC-Whole Lotta Rosie), dies at 33  

Feb 19   Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1000 meter in 1 15.18 in the year 1980.  

Feb 20   Alice Longworth Roosevelt, youngest daughter of Theodore, dies at 96 on this day in history.  

Feb 21   Chester H Lauck, actor (2 Weeks to Live, Goin' to Town), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

Feb 21   Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1500 meter in 1 55.44 on this day in history.  

Feb 21   On this day in history hanni Wenzel is first Liechtensteiner to win Olympics gold (giant slalom)  

Feb 22   On this day in history afghanistan declares martial law  

Feb 22   On this day in history alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head), dies at 66  

Feb 22   On this day in history martial Law declared in Kabul by Soviet occupation forces  

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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   On this day in history birth of simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of taylor Twellman, American soccer player  

Feb 29   Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of chris Conley, American musician  

Apr 02   Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1980.  

Apr 02   Adam Fleming, English news reporter was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1980

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1980 larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44  

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   On this day in history oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90  

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

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

Jan 12   Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies on this day in history.  

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