Historical Events In 1980
Sunday, 14 August 2022
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