Historical Events In 1980
Sunday, 18 April 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 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 in the year 1980.
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 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 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 Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, dies at 106 in the year 1980.
Feb 12 On this day in history 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 In the year 1980 apollo Computer Inc incorporated
Feb 13 David Janssen, [Meyer], actor (Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49 on this day in history.
Feb 13 In the year 1980 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 "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 Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor on this day in history.
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 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 Billy Wyman said he will leave the Rolling Stones in 1983 (Sure!) in the year 1980.
Feb 18 In the year 1980 pierre Elliott Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canada's elections
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 in the year 1980.
Feb 20 Alice Longworth Roosevelt, youngest daughter of Theodore, dies at 96 on this day in history.
Feb 21 Chester H Lauck, actor (2 Weeks to Live, Goin' to Town), dies at 78 on this day in history.
Feb 21 Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1500 meter in 1 55.44 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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