Historical Events In 1980
Friday, 03 July 2020
Feb 02 On this day in history the U.S. learns of an FBI sting operation named "Abscam" that targeted members of Congress using agents posing as Arab businessmen.
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 on this day in history.
Feb 04 On this day in history ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Bani-Sadr as president of Iran.
Feb 05 On this day in history egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel
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 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 in the year 1980.
Feb 09 Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, dies at 106 on this day in history.
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 Apollo Computer Inc incorporated in the year 1980.
Feb 13 On this day in history david Janssen, [Meyer], actor (Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49
Feb 13 In the year 1980 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 "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 On this day in history luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
Feb 14 On this day in history uS launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares
Feb 15 In the year 1980 eric Heiden skates Olympics record 500 meter in 38.03 seconds
Feb 16 Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France on this day in history.
Feb 16 Eric Heiden skates 5k in 7 02.29 (Olympics Record) in the year 1980.
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!) on this day in history.
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 in the year 1980.
Feb 19 In the year 1980 eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1000 meter in 1 15.18
Feb 20 On this day in history alice Longworth Roosevelt, youngest daughter of Theodore, dies at 96
Feb 21 Chester H Lauck, actor (2 Weeks to Live, Goin' to Town), dies at 78 in the year 1980.
Feb 21 Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1500 meter in 1 55.44 in the year 1980.
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 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head), dies at 66 in the year 1980.
Feb 22 Martial Law declared in Kabul by Soviet occupation forces on this day in history.