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Historical Events In 1980

Tuesday, 09 August 2022

Apr 18   In the year 1980 zimbabwe's (Rhodesia) formal independence from Britain (Nat'l Day)  

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

Apr 19   On this day in history 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   On this day in history jane Froman singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), dies at 72  

Apr 22   In the year 1980 jane Froman, singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), dies at 72  

Apr 23   In the year 1980 jane Froman, US singer (JF's USA Canteen), dies at 72  

Apr 23   Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die in the year 1980.  

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   In the year 1980 cicely Courtneidge, actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87  

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' on this day in history.  

Apr 28   On this day in history alfred Hitchcock Diedfrom Liver Failure and Heart Problems  

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

Apr 28   In the year 1980 dee Carroll, [Betty Jean Marsh], actress (Mad Bomber, Split), dies  

Apr 28   On this day in history tommy Caldwell rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies  

Apr 29   Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, British director (Psycho, Birds), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London  

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   In the year 1980 american Book Award William Styron (Sophie Choice)/T Wolfe (Right Stuff)  

May 01   On this day in history american Book Award: William Styron (Sophie Choice)/T Wolfe (Right Stuff)  

May 02   Clarrie Grimmett, cricket (36 Tests for Australia, 216 wickets), dies in the year 1980.  

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

May 02   Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in South Africa on this day in history.  

May 02   Pope John Paul II begins African tour in the year 1980.  

May 02   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

May 04   Josip Broz Tito, leader of Yugoslavia (1943-80), dies at 87 in the year 1980.  

May 04   Marshal Josip Broz Tito, president of Yugoslavia, dies on this day in history.  

May 05   On this day in history edmond Vandercammen, Belgian writer/poet (Grand Combat), dies at 79  

May 05   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 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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   In the year 1980 george Meany, labor leader, dies at 86  

Jan 11   On this day in history death of barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)  

Jan 12   Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies in the year 1980.  

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