Historical Events In 1980
Thursday, 24 September 2020
Feb 02 The U.S. learns of an FBI sting operation named "Abscam" that targeted members of Congress using agents posing as Arab businessmen in the year 1980.
Feb 02 William H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies at 68 on this day in history.
Feb 03 Muhammed Ali tours Africa as President Carter's envoy in the year 1980.
Feb 04 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Bani-Sadr as president of Iran on this day in history.
Feb 05 On this day in history egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel
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 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 In the year 1980 antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, dies at 106
Feb 12 Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies in the year 1980.
Feb 12 In the year 1980 richard Hadlee becomes New Zealand's top wicket-taker with 117
Feb 13 Apollo Computer Inc incorporated on this day in history.
Feb 13 On this day in history david Janssen, [Meyer], actor (Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49
Feb 13 New Zealand beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Feb 14 On this day in history 13th Winter Olympics games open in Lake Placid NY
Feb 14 In the year 1980 luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
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 Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France in the year 1980.
Feb 16 Eric Heiden skates 5k in 7 02.29 (Olympics Record) on this day in history.
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 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 In the year 1980 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 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 Martial Law declared in Kabul by Soviet occupation forces in the year 1980.