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.