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Historical Events In 1980

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May 05   In the year 1980 siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British commandos & police stormed the building  

May 07   In the year 1980 josip Tito, Yugoslav President, buried  

May 07   In the year 1980 samm-Art Williams' "Home" premieres in NYC  

May 08   World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history 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   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   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   On this day in history shawn Weatherly, Sumter SC, crowned 29th Miss USA/Miss Universe-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 on this day in history.  

May 16   On this day in history paul McCartney releases "McCartney II" album  

May 17   In the year 1980 major race riot in Miami FL - 16 killed, 300 injured  

May 17   Paul & Linda McCartney appear on Saturday Night Live in the year 1980.  

May 18   Belgium 3rd Government of Martens forms on this day in history.  

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

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   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   In the year 1980 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   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   Fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157 on this day in history.  

May 20   On this day in history 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   Peter Criss quits as drummer for the rock band Kiss in the year 1980.  

May 21   On this day in history "Empire Strikes Back" premiers  

May 21   In the year 1980 eintracht Frankfurt wins 9th UEFA Cup at Frankfurt  

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Famous Birthdays In 1980

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist  

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   Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer was born in the year 1980.  

Feb 29   Chris Conley, American musician was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   In the year 1980 birth of carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer  

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of adam Fleming, English news reporter  

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   Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1980 larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44  

Jan 03   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 in the year 1980.  

Jan 07   Carl White, rocker, dies on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history 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 in the year 1980.  

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