Historical Events In 1980
Saturday, 04 July 2020
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