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.