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Historical Events In 1980

Saturday, 27 November 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   On this day in history william H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies at 68  

Feb 03   On this day in history muhammed Ali tours Africa as President Carter's envoy  

Feb 04   Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Bani-Sadr as president of Iran in the year 1980.  

Feb 05   Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel in the year 1980.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 09   On this day in history antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, dies at 106  

Feb 12   In the year 1980 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   Apollo Computer Inc incorporated in the year 1980.  

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

Feb 13   On this day in history 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   On this day in history "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   Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor in the year 1980.  

Feb 14   In the year 1980 uS launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares  

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   In the year 1980 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   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 on this day in history.  

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   Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1500 meter in 1 55.44 in the year 1980.  

Feb 21   Hanni Wenzel is first Liechtensteiner to win Olympics gold (giant slalom) on this day in history.  

Feb 22   Afghanistan declares martial law in the year 1980.  

Feb 22   Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player  

Feb 29   Taylor Twellman, American soccer player was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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   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 in the year 1980.  

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

Jan 03   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1980 death of barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)  

Jan 12   Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies in the year 1980.  

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