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Historical Events In 1980

Saturday, 17 April 2021

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

Apr 19   On this day in history ethel Wilson actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88  

Apr 19   Ethel Wilson, actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88 in the year 1980.  

Apr 21   On this day in history 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   In the year 1980 jane Froman singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), dies at 72  

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 in the year 1980.  

Apr 23   On this day in history soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die  

Apr 24   Alentejo Carpentier, Cuban/Fren writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75 in the year 1980.  

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

Apr 26   Cicely Courtneidge, actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87 in the year 1980.  

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

Apr 26   Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120' in the year 1980.  

Apr 28   Alfred Hitchcock Diedfrom Liver Failure and Heart Problems on this day in history.  

Apr 28   Cyrus Vance, Carter's Secretary of State, resigns in the year 1980.  

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

Apr 28   On this day in history 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   In the year 1980 queen Beatrix of Netherlands ascends to the throne  

Apr 30   In the year 1980 terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London  

May 01   On this day in history 15th Academy of Country Music Awards Barbara Mandrell wins  

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

May 01   American Book Award William Styron (Sophie Choice)/T Wolfe (Right Stuff) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1980 joseph Doherty &3 other IRA men arrested for murder  

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

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   Josip Broz Tito, leader of Yugoslavia (1943-80), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

May 04   On this day in history marshal Josip Broz Tito, president of Yugoslavia, dies  

May 05   Edmond Vandercammen, Belgian writer/poet (Grand Combat), dies at 79 in the year 1980.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1980 larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44  

Jan 03   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history carl White, rocker, dies  

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

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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