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Historical Events In 1980

Thursday, 09 December 2021

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

Feb 23   On this day in history 13th Winter Olympics games close at Lake Placid NY  

Feb 23   On this day in history 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 in the year 1980.  

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 in the year 1980.  

Feb 26   Egypt & Israel exchange ambassadors for the first time in the year 1980.  

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

Feb 26   On this day in history r Hadlee scores Test Cricket century vs Roberts, Garner, Holding, Croft  

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

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

Feb 27   On this day in history robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe  

Feb 27   Terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota in the year 1980.  

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   In the year 1980 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 01   On this day in history john Jacob Niles, composer, dies at 87  

Mar 01   On this day in history patti Smith &MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit MI  

Mar 01   In the year 1980 snow falls in the sunshine state of Florida  

Mar 03   In the year 1980 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

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

Mar 04   In the year 1980 robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe  

Mar 05   On this day in history earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49  

Mar 05   Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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

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   Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player was born in the year 1980.  

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   In the year 1980 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   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   On this day in history frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70  

Jan 02   On this day in history larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44  

Jan 03   On this day in history amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52  

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 on this day in history.  

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