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Historical Events In 1980

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Feb 02   In the year 1980 the U.S. learns of an FBI sting operation named "Abscam" that targeted members of Congress using agents posing as Arab businessmen.  

Feb 02   On this day in history william H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies at 68  

Feb 03   In the year 1980 muhammed Ali tours Africa as President Carter's envoy  

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   On this day in history 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.  

Feb 07   Ernst Kunz, composer, dies at 88 in the year 1980.  

Feb 08   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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 12   Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies on this day in history.  

Feb 12   Richard Hadlee becomes New Zealand's top wicket-taker with 117 in the year 1980.  

Feb 13   On this day in history apollo Computer Inc incorporated  

Feb 13   David Janssen, [Meyer], actor (Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49 in the year 1980.  

Feb 13   On this day in history new Zealand beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin  

Feb 13   Opening ceremonies for the 13th Winter Olympics begin in Lake Placid, New York in the year 1980.  

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

Feb 14   In the year 1980 13th Winter Olympics games open in Lake Placid NY  

Feb 14   On this day in history luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor  

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 in the year 1980.  

Feb 16   Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France in the year 1980.  

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

Feb 17   On this day in history graham Sutherland, painter, dies  

Feb 18   On this day in history billy Wyman said he will leave the Rolling Stones in 1983 (Sure!)  

Feb 18   Pierre Elliott Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canada's elections in the year 1980.  

Feb 19   Bon Scott, Aust rock vocalist (AC/DC-Whole Lotta Rosie), dies at 33 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history chester H Lauck, actor (2 Weeks to Live, Goin' to Town), dies at 78  

Feb 21   In the year 1980 eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1500 meter in 1 55.44  

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

Feb 22   Afghanistan declares martial law in the year 1980.  

Feb 22   In the year 1980 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   Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player was born in the year 1980.  

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

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

Feb 29   Chris Conley, American musician was born in the year 1980.  

Apr 02   In the year 1980 birth of carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer  

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

Apr 02   In the year 1980 birth of ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004)  

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   On this day in history larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44  

Jan 03   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 in the year 1980.  

Jan 07   On this day in history carl White, rocker, dies  

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   On this day in history death of barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)  

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

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