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Historical Events In 1980

Thursday, 09 July 2020

Apr 18   Zimbabwe's (Rhodesia) formal independence from Britain (Nat'l Day) in the year 1980.  

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   Bill Rodgers wins his 3rd Boston Marathon, Rosie Ruiz is disqualified as women's champ as she had not run the entire course in the year 1980.  

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

Apr 22   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history iran begins scattering US hostages from the US Embassy  

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

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

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

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

Apr 28   Tommy Caldwell rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies in the year 1980.  

Apr 29   On this day in history alfred Joseph Hitchcock, British director (Psycho, Birds), dies at 80  

Apr 30   On this day in history mary McCarty, actress (French Line), dies  

Apr 30   On this day in history queen Beatrix of Netherlands ascends to the throne  

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

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

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

May 02   Joseph Doherty &3 other IRA men arrested for murder on this day in history.  

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

May 02   In the year 1980 pope John Paul II begins African tour  

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   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   In the year 1980 birth of ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist  

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   On this day in history birth of clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer  

Feb 29   Chris Conley, American musician was born in the year 1980.  

Apr 02   In the year 1980 birth of carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer  

Apr 02   In the year 1980 birth of adam Fleming, English news reporter  

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 in the year 1980.  

Jan 02   In the year 1980 larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44  

Jan 03   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 in the year 1980.  

Jan 07   In the year 1980 carl White, rocker, dies  

Jan 08   In the year 1980 oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90  

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

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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