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Historical Events In 1980

Thursday, 24 September 2020

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

May 07   On this day in history josip Tito, Yugoslav President, buried  

May 07   Samm-Art Williams' "Home" premieres in NYC in the year 1980.  

May 08   On this day in history world Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated  

May 09   35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge on this day in history.  

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!!! on this day in history.  

May 12   Lillian Roth, actress (Animal Crackers, Alice Sweet Alice), dies on this day in history.  

May 12   The first nonstop crossing of US via balloon (Maxie Anderson & son Chris) on this day in history.  

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

May 14   Hugh Griffith, actor (Passover Plot, Ben Hur, Tom Jones), dies at 67 in the year 1980.  

May 14   On this day in history valencia wins 20th Europe Cup II  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

May 16   Paul McCartney releases "McCartney II" album on this day in history.  

May 17   Major race riot in Miami FL - 16 killed, 300 injured on this day in history.  

May 17   Paul & Linda McCartney appear on Saturday Night Live on this day in history.  

May 18   Belgium 3rd Government of Martens forms in the year 1980.  

May 18   China People's Republic launch first intercontinental rocket on this day in history.  

May 18   Fernando Belaunde Terry elected President of Peru in the year 1980.  

May 18   Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commit suicide at 23 on this day in history.  

May 18   On this day in history 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.  

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

May 18   Mt St. Helens, North America, erupts causing widespread damage in the year 1980.  

May 19   In the year 1980 ringo &Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash  

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

May 20   Drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss in the year 1980.  

May 20   In the year 1980 fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157  

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

May 20   Jack Walsh, cricketer (at Wallsend)/commentator (NBN), dies on this day in history.  

May 20   On this day in history peter Criss quits as drummer for the rock band Kiss  

May 21   "Empire Strikes Back" premiers in the year 1980.  

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   Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   Taylor Twellman, American soccer player was born in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of chris Conley, American musician  

Apr 02   Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer was born on this day in history.  

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   Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1980 amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52  

Jan 07   On this day in history carl White, rocker, dies  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history 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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