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Historical Events In 1980

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Feb 22   On this day in history uSA beats USSR in Olympics hockey 4-3 en route to a gold medal  

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

Feb 23   Eric Heiden wins all 5 speed skating golds at Lake Placid Olympics in the year 1980.  

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

Feb 23   Oil tanker explosion off Pilos, Greece, causes 37-million-gallon spill on this day in history.  

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   Coup ousts PM Henck Arron of Suriname on this day in history.  

Feb 26   Egypt & Israel exchange ambassadors for the first time on this day in history.  

Feb 26   Military coup under Desi Bouterse in Suriname in the year 1980.  

Feb 26   R Hadlee scores Test Cricket century vs Roberts, Garner, Holding, Croft in the year 1980.  

Feb 27   In the year 1980 22nd Grammy Awards What a Fool Believe, Streisand-Diamond duet (You Don't Bring Me Flowers)  

Feb 27   On this day in history george Tobias, actor (Abner Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 78  

Feb 27   Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe in the year 1980.  

Feb 27   On this day in history terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota  

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

Feb 28   In the year 1980 ian Alexander Ross Peebles, cricketer (45 wkts for England), dies  

Feb 28   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 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   Michael Bracey ends 59 hours 55 minutes trapped in an elevator, England in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   On this day in history yigal Allon, former Israeli foreign minister and supporter of Israeli independence, dies at age 61.  

Feb 29   Yigol Alton, Israeli Foreign Minister, dies at 61 in the year 1980.  

Mar 01   On this day in history hilbert van der Duim becomes world champion all-round skater  

Mar 01   John Jacob Niles, composer, dies at 87 in the year 1980.  

Mar 01   In the year 1980 patti Smith &MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit MI  

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   In the year 1980 robert Mugabe forms Zimbabwe's first black government  

Mar 04   In the year 1980 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   Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), dies at 60 in the year 1980.  

Mar 06   On this day in history 7th Daytime Emmy Awards presentation - Susan Lucci loses for first time  

Mar 06   French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it first woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar) on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1980 birth of simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player  

Feb 29   Taylor Twellman, American soccer player was born in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of chris Conley, American musician  

Apr 02   Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   Adam Fleming, English news reporter was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004)  

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 in the year 1980.  

Jan 03   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 in the year 1980.  

Jan 07   Carl White, rocker, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 11   Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913) died on this day in history.  

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

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