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Historical Events In 1980

Sunday, 05 December 2021

Apr 18   Zimbabwe's (Rhodesia) formal independence from Britain (Nat'l Day) on this day in history.  

Apr 19   Ethel Wilson actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

Apr 19   In the year 1980 ethel Wilson, actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88  

Apr 21   In the year 1980 bill Rodgers wins his 3rd Boston Marathon, Rosie Ruiz is disqualified as women's champ as she had not run the entire course  

Apr 22   Jane Froman singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Apr 22   On this day in history jane Froman, singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), dies at 72  

Apr 23   Jane Froman, US singer (JF's USA Canteen), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Apr 23   In the year 1980 soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die  

Apr 24   Alentejo Carpentier, Cuban/Fren writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Apr 24   In the year 1980 uS miltary operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die  

Apr 26   Cicely Courtneidge, actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

Apr 26   Iran begins scattering US hostages from the US Embassy in the year 1980.  

Apr 26   On this day in history longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120'  

Apr 28   Alfred Hitchcock Diedfrom Liver Failure and Heart Problems in the year 1980.  

Apr 28   On this day in history cyrus Vance, Carter's Secretary of State, resigns  

Apr 28   Dee Carroll, [Betty Jean Marsh], actress (Mad Bomber, Split), dies on this day in history.  

Apr 28   In the year 1980 tommy Caldwell rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies  

Apr 29   In the year 1980 alfred Joseph Hitchcock, British director (Psycho, Birds), dies at 80  

Apr 30   Mary McCarty, actress (French Line), dies on this day in history.  

Apr 30   Queen Beatrix of Netherlands ascends to the throne on this day in history.  

Apr 30   Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London on this day in history.  

May 01   In the year 1980 15th Academy of Country Music Awards Barbara Mandrell wins  

May 01   15th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell wins in the year 1980.  

May 01   American Book Award William Styron (Sophie Choice)/T Wolfe (Right Stuff) in the year 1980.  

May 01   American Book Award: William Styron (Sophie Choice)/T Wolfe (Right Stuff) in the year 1980.  

May 02   On this day in history clarrie Grimmett, cricket (36 Tests for Australia, 216 wickets), dies  

May 02   Joseph Doherty &3 other IRA men arrested for murder in the year 1980.  

May 02   In the year 1980 pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in South Africa  

May 02   Pope John Paul II begins African tour on this day in history.  

May 02   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

May 04   On this day in history josip Broz Tito, leader of Yugoslavia (1943-80), dies at 87  

May 04   Marshal Josip Broz Tito, president of Yugoslavia, dies in the year 1980.  

May 05   Edmond Vandercammen, Belgian writer/poet (Grand Combat), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

May 05   In the year 1980 saipan and other Navy ships provided humanitarian search and rescue support operations for the vast sealift of Cuban refugees heading for the U.S. through the Florida Straits.  

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

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

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

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

Jan 11   In the year 1980 death of barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)  

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

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