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Historical Events In 1980

Thursday, 01 October 2020

May 21   In the year 1980 ensign Jean Marie Butler is first woman to graduate from US service academy  

May 21   Ida Kaminska, actress (Shop on Main Street), dies in the year 1980.  

May 21   On this day in history star Wars movie "The Empire Strikes Back" premieres  

May 22   Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue marry in the year 1980.  

May 24   "Rock Lobster" by B-52's hits #56 in the year 1980.  

May 24   Iran rejects a call by the World Court in The Hague to release the American hostages on this day in history.  

May 24   Stanley Cup New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2 in the year 1980.  

May 24   Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2 on this day in history.  

May 25   In the year 1980 "Musical Chairs" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 15 performances  

May 26   On this day in history soyuz 36 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Hungarian) to Salyut 6  

May 27   On this day in history south Korean police ends people's uprising; 2,000 killed  

May 28   Nottingham Forrest wins 25th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid in the year 1980.  

May 29   On this day in history 53rd National Spelling Bee Jacques Bailly wins spelling elucubrate  

May 29   On this day in history 53rd National Spelling Bee: Jacques Bailly wins spelling elucubrate  

May 29   On this day in history attempted assassination of Vernon Jordan Jr, National Urban League president  

May 29   J Turners "Juliet & Her Nurse" sold for $6,400,000 in NYC on this day in history.  

May 29   On this day in history larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year  

May 30   In the year 1980 carl Radle, bassist (Derek & Dominoes), dies of a kidney ailment  

May 30   The first papal visit to France since 1814 in the year 1980.  

May 30   Turner's painting "Juliet & Her Nurse" sells for $6.4 million in the year 1980.  

May 31   On this day in history "Love Stinks" by J Geils Band peaks at #38  

May 31   Police & youthful rebels battle in Zurich on this day in history.  

Jun 01   In the year 1980 barbra Striesand appears at an ACLU Benefit in Calif  

Jun 01   H Debehogne discovers asteroids #2543 Machado & #3411 in the year 1980.  

Jun 01   On this day in history ted Turner's Cable News Network begins broadcasting  

Jun 01   On this day in history [Richard] Rube Marquard, US baseball pitcher, dies at 90  

Jun 03   On this day in history crew of Soyuz 36 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 35  

Jun 03   ESPN begins televising college world series games in the year 1980.  

Jun 03   Jimmy Carter wins enough delegates for renomination on this day in history.  

Jun 05   Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician, dies at 70 in the year 1980.  

Jun 05   Soyuz T-2 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station in the year 1980.  

Jun 06   On this day in history bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe for Wimbeldon title  

Jun 07   On this day in history henry [Valentine] Miller, US writer (Tropic of Capricorn), dies at 88  

Jun 09   On this day in history comedian Richard Pryor suffers severe burns in a drug mishap and is hospitalized for two months.  

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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   Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player was born in the year 1980.  

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   Chris Conley, American musician was born in the year 1980.  

Apr 02   Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   Adam Fleming, English news reporter was born in the year 1980.  

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 in the year 1980.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   In the year 1980 death of barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)  

Jan 12   On this day in history hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies  

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