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Historical Events In 1980

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Mar 07   Josip Tito, Yugoslav President, buried in the year 1980.  

Mar 07   Samm-Art Williams' "Home" premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Mar 08   On this day in history greg Chappell 235 &Yallop 172, for 217 stand at Faisalabad  

Mar 08   In the year 1980 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Mar 09   On this day in history flemish/Walloon battles in Belgium, 40 injured  

Mar 09   Olga Chekova, actress (Moulin Rouge, Pawns of Possession), dies at 82 in the year 1980.  

Mar 10   In the year 1980 herman Tarnower, doctor (Scarsdale Diet), killed by Jean Harris  

Mar 10   Willard Scott becomes the weather forecaster on the Today Show in the year 1980.  

Mar 11   On this day in history rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Australia vs Pakistan cricket draw  

Mar 12   Jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of murdering 33 in Chicago on this day in history.  

Mar 13   In the year 1980 eric Heiden skates world record 1000 meter (1 13.60)  

Mar 13   Eric Heiden skates world record 1000 meter (1:13.60) on this day in history.  

Mar 13   Ford Motor Co found innocent in death of 3 women in a fiery Pinto in the year 1980.  

Mar 13   Tauno Kullerve Pylkkanen, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

Mar 14   On this day in history polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)  

Mar 14   World Ice Dance Championship in Dortmund West Germany won by Krisztina Regoczy and Andras Sallay (Hungary) in the year 1980.  

Mar 15   Tracey Wainman, age 12, the youngest Canadian skater to compete in a world championship in the year 1980.  

Mar 16   Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic on this day in history.  

Mar 17   Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (Vrai Visage de la Paix), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Mar 18   In the year 1980 erich Fromm, German/US psychoanalyst, dies at 79  

Mar 18   Vostok rocket exploded on launch pad while being refueled, killing 50 on this day in history.  

Mar 20   The Mi Amigo ship containing England's pirate Radio Caroline sinks on this day in history.  

Mar 20   The Quebec National Assembly approves wording of referendum question on Sovereignty Association, and so it begins on this day in history.  

Mar 20   US appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran in the year 1980.  

Mar 21   Gideon Fagan, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Mar 21   In the year 1980 on TV show Dallas, JR is shot  

Mar 23   In the year 1980 france performs nuclear test  

Mar 23   Shah of Iran arrives in Egypt in the year 1980.  

Mar 24   In the year 1980 aBC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline"  

Mar 24   In the year 1980 capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks  

Mar 24   Oscar Romero, archbishop of San Salvador, murdered during mass on this day in history.  

Mar 26   In the year 1980 bombay gets its first rock concert in 10 years (The Police)  

Mar 26   Jon-Jon Poulos, rocker (Buckinghams), dies from drugs at 32 on this day in history.  

Mar 27   Elevator in Vaal Reef South Africa gold mine crash 1900 meter down (23 die) 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   Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player was born on this day in history.  

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

Feb 29   Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer was born in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of chris Conley, American musician  

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

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   Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1980 carl White, rocker, dies  

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

Jan 10   George Meany, labor leader, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 12   In the year 1980 hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies  

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