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Historical Events In 1980

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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.  

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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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1980.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   Carl White, rocker, dies in the year 1980.  

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

Jan 10   George Meany, labor leader, dies at 86 in the year 1980.  

Jan 11   Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913) died in the year 1980.  

Jan 12   On this day in history hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies  

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