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Historical Events In 1980

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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 on this day in history.  

May 08   In the year 1980 world Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated  

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!!! on this day in history.  

May 12   In the year 1980 lillian Roth, actress (Animal Crackers, Alice Sweet Alice), dies  

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

May 14   On this day in history department of Health & Human Services begins operation  

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

May 14   In the year 1980 valencia wins 20th Europe Cup II  

May 15   On this day in history ottawa agrees to extend natural gas pipeline from Montreal to Quebec City.  

May 15   On this day in history shawn Weatherly, Sumter SC, crowned 29th Miss USA/Miss Universe-1980  

May 16   On this day in history brian May of rock group Queen collapses on stage with hepatitis  

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

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

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

May 17   On this day in history paul & Linda McCartney appear on Saturday Night Live  

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

May 18   In the year 1980 china People's Republic launch first intercontinental rocket  

May 18   Fernando Belaunde Terry elected President of Peru on this day in history.  

May 18   In the year 1980 ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commit suicide at 23  

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

May 18   Mt St. Helens, North America, erupts causing widespread damage on this day in history.  

May 19   Ringo &Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash in the year 1980.  

May 20   In the year 1980 710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls NY) are evacuated  

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

May 20   Fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157 on this day in history.  

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

May 20   In the year 1980 jack Walsh, cricketer (at Wallsend)/commentator (NBN), dies  

May 20   Peter Criss quits as drummer for the rock band Kiss on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1980 birth of ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist  

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   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   In the year 1980 birth of adam Fleming, English news reporter  

Apr 02   Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1980

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70 in the year 1980.  

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

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

Jan 10   In the year 1980 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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