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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.  

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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 in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer  

Feb 29   Chris Conley, American musician was born in the year 1980.  

Apr 02   Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1980.  

Apr 02   Adam Fleming, English news reporter was born in the year 1980.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90 in the year 1980.  

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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