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Historical Events In 1980

Sunday, 29 November 2020

May 05   Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British commandos & police stormed the building on this day in history.  

May 07   In the year 1980 josip Tito, Yugoslav President, buried  

May 07   On this day in history samm-Art Williams' "Home" premieres in NYC  

May 08   World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated in the year 1980.  

May 09   35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge in the year 1980.  

May 10   Ottawa gives financially strapped Chrysler Canada $20 million in loan guarantees, and Ontario provides a $10 million grant, Bring on the K Car!!! in the year 1980.  

May 12   On this day in history lillian Roth, actress (Animal Crackers, Alice Sweet Alice), dies  

May 12   The first nonstop crossing of US via balloon (Maxie Anderson & son Chris) in the year 1980.  

May 14   Department of Health & Human Services begins operation in the year 1980.  

May 14   In the year 1980 hugh Griffith, actor (Passover Plot, Ben Hur, Tom Jones), dies at 67  

May 14   Valencia wins 20th Europe Cup II in the year 1980.  

May 15   In the year 1980 ottawa agrees to extend natural gas pipeline from Montreal to Quebec City.  

May 15   Shawn Weatherly, Sumter SC, crowned 29th Miss USA/Miss Universe-1980 in the year 1980.  

May 16   Brian May of rock group Queen collapses on stage with hepatitis on this day in history.  

May 16   Former Buggles members Geoff Downes & Trevor Horn replace Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman in Yes in the year 1980.  

May 16   In the year 1980 paul McCartney releases "McCartney II" album  

May 17   Major race riot in Miami FL - 16 killed, 300 injured in the year 1980.  

May 17   In the year 1980 paul & Linda McCartney appear on Saturday Night Live  

May 18   On this day in history belgium 3rd Government of Martens forms  

May 18   On this day in history china People's Republic launch first intercontinental rocket  

May 18   In the year 1980 fernando Belaunde Terry elected President of Peru  

May 18   On this day in history ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commit suicide at 23  

May 18   In Washington State, a 5.2 quake was felt (V) at Yakima and (IV) in many parts of Washington and Oregon. This earthquake occurred only seconds before the explosion which began the eruption of Mount St. Helens volcano on this day in history.  

May 18   In the year 1980 mount St Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die  

May 18   In the year 1980 mt St. Helens, North America, erupts causing widespread damage  

May 19   Ringo &Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash on this day in history.  

May 20   710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls NY) are evacuated on this day in history.  

May 20   On this day in history drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss  

May 20   On this day in history fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157  

May 20   In the year 1980 in a referendum, 59.5% of Québec voters reject separatism  

May 20   On this day in history jack Walsh, cricketer (at Wallsend)/commentator (NBN), dies  

May 20   In the year 1980 peter Criss quits as drummer for the rock band Kiss  

May 21   "Empire Strikes Back" premiers on this day in history.  

May 21   Eintracht Frankfurt wins 9th UEFA Cup at Frankfurt in the year 1980.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1980

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist  

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   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   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   On this day in history larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44  

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

Jan 07   Carl White, rocker, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90 in the year 1980.  

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

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

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

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