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Historical Events In 1980

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Feb 22   In the year 1980 uSA beats USSR in Olympics hockey 4-3 en route to a gold medal  

Feb 23   In the year 1980 13th Winter Olympics games close at Lake Placid NY  

Feb 23   In the year 1980 eric Heiden wins all 5 speed skating golds at Lake Placid Olympics  

Feb 23   France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island in the year 1980.  

Feb 23   In the year 1980 oil tanker explosion off Pilos, Greece, causes 37-million-gallon spill  

Feb 23   Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician, dies at 62 in the year 1980.  

Feb 24   The U.S. hockey team beats Finland 4-2, to win the gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, NY in the year 1980.  

Feb 25   In the year 1980 coup ousts PM Henck Arron of Suriname  

Feb 26   In the year 1980 egypt & Israel exchange ambassadors for the first time  

Feb 26   On this day in history military coup under Desi Bouterse in Suriname  

Feb 26   R Hadlee scores Test Cricket century vs Roberts, Garner, Holding, Croft on this day in history.  

Feb 27   On this day in history 22nd Grammy Awards What a Fool Believe, Streisand-Diamond duet (You Don't Bring Me Flowers)  

Feb 27   George Tobias, actor (Abner Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

Feb 27   In the year 1980 robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe  

Feb 27   In the year 1980 terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota  

Feb 28   On this day in history "The Well-Tuned Piano" by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 hours 12 minutes)  

Feb 28   Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, cricketer (45 wkts for England), dies on this day in history.  

Feb 28   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

Feb 29   On this day in history gordie Howe becomes 1st NHL player to score 800 career goals  

Feb 29   Gordie Howe becomes first NHL player to score 800 career goals in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   On this day in history michael Bracey ends 59 hours 55 minutes trapped in an elevator, England  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 yigal Allon, former Israeli foreign minister and supporter of Israeli independence, dies at age 61.  

Feb 29   On this day in history yigol Alton, Israeli Foreign Minister, dies at 61  

Mar 01   Hilbert van der Duim becomes world champion all-round skater in the year 1980.  

Mar 01   In the year 1980 john Jacob Niles, composer, dies at 87  

Mar 01   Patti Smith &MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit MI in the year 1980.  

Mar 01   On this day in history snow falls in the sunshine state of Florida  

Mar 03   On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

Mar 04   Robert Mugabe forms Zimbabwe's first black government on this day in history.  

Mar 04   On this day in history robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe  

Mar 05   Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49 in the year 1980.  

Mar 05   In the year 1980 jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), dies at 60  

Mar 06   In the year 1980 7th Daytime Emmy Awards presentation - Susan Lucci loses for first time  

Mar 06   In the year 1980 french Academy, founded in 1635, elects it first woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1980

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist  

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

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

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of adam Fleming, English news reporter  

Apr 02   Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004) was born in the year 1980.  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history george Meany, labor leader, dies at 86  

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

Jan 12   Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies on this day in history.  

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