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Historical Events In 1980

Sunday, 24 January 2021

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 in the year 1980.  

Apr 19   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 22   In the year 1980 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 on this day in history.  

Apr 24   US miltary operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 26   Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120' on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Apr 30   In the year 1980 mary McCarty, actress (French Line), dies  

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

May 02   On this day in history joseph Doherty &3 other IRA men arrested for murder  

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

May 02   On this day in history pope John Paul II begins African tour  

May 02   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1980.  

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

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

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 in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   Taylor Twellman, American soccer player was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer  

Feb 29   On this day in history 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   In the year 1980 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   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 in the year 1980.  

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

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

Jan 10   On this day in history george Meany, labor leader, dies at 86  

Jan 11   Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913) died in the year 1980.  

Jan 12   Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies on this day in history.  

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