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Historical Events In 1980

Saturday, 27 November 2021

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

May 07   Josip Tito, Yugoslav President, buried on this day in history.  

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!!! on this day in history.  

May 12   Lillian Roth, actress (Animal Crackers, Alice Sweet Alice), dies in the year 1980.  

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   On this day in history 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   Ottawa agrees to extend natural gas pipeline from Montreal to Quebec City on this day in history.  

May 15   In the year 1980 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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1980.  

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

May 18   In the year 1980 belgium 3rd Government of Martens forms  

May 18   In the year 1980 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   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   On this day in history mt St. Helens, North America, erupts causing widespread damage  

May 19   On this day in history ringo &Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash  

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

May 20   Drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss on this day in history.  

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

May 20   On this day in history in a referendum, 59.5% of Québec voters reject separatism  

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

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

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

May 21   Eintracht Frankfurt wins 9th UEFA Cup at Frankfurt on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1980

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 29   Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist was born in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player  

Feb 29   In the year 1980 birth of taylor Twellman, American soccer player  

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   In the year 1980 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 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   On this day in history carl White, rocker, dies  

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

Jan 10   George Meany, labor leader, dies at 86 in the year 1980.  

Jan 11   On this day in history death of barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)  

Jan 12   In the year 1980 hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies  

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