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Historical Events In 1980

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 23   In the year 1980 robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician, dies at 62  

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

Feb 25   On this day in history coup ousts PM Henck Arron of Suriname  

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

Feb 26   In the year 1980 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   22nd Grammy Awards What a Fool Believe, Streisand-Diamond duet (You Don't Bring Me Flowers) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1980 terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota  

Feb 28   "The Well-Tuned Piano" by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 hours 12 minutes) in the year 1980.  

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 in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHL player to score 800 career goals in the year 1980.  

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

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

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

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

Mar 01   Hilbert van der Duim becomes world champion all-round skater on this day in history.  

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   France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.  

Mar 04   Robert Mugabe forms Zimbabwe's first black government in the year 1980.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 05   Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), dies at 60 in the year 1980.  

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

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1980

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of taylor Twellman, American soccer player  

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

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

Apr 02   In the year 1980 birth of carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer  

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

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   On this day in history frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70  

Jan 02   Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44 in the year 1980.  

Jan 03   In the year 1980 amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52  

Jan 07   In the year 1980 carl White, rocker, dies  

Jan 08   In the year 1980 oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90  

Jan 10   George Meany, labor leader, dies at 86 in the year 1980.  

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

Jan 12   On this day in history hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies  

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