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Historical Events In 1980

Sunday, 28 February 2021

May 21   On this day in history ensign Jean Marie Butler is first woman to graduate from US service academy  

May 21   On this day in history ida Kaminska, actress (Shop on Main Street), dies  

May 21   In the year 1980 star Wars movie "The Empire Strikes Back" premieres  

May 22   On this day in history marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue marry  

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

May 24   Iran rejects a call by the World Court in The Hague to release the American hostages in the year 1980.  

May 24   In the year 1980 stanley Cup New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2  

May 24   On this day in history stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2  

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

May 26   Soyuz 36 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Hungarian) to Salyut 6 on this day in history.  

May 27   South Korean police ends people's uprising; 2,000 killed on this day in history.  

May 28   In the year 1980 nottingham Forrest wins 25th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid  

May 29   In the year 1980 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   Attempted assassination of Vernon Jordan Jr, National Urban League president on this day in history.  

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

May 29   Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year on this day in history.  

May 30   Carl Radle, bassist (Derek & Dominoes), dies of a kidney ailment in the year 1980.  

May 30   In the year 1980 the first papal visit to France since 1814  

May 30   On this day in history turner's painting "Juliet & Her Nurse" sells for $6.4 million  

May 31   "Love Stinks" by J Geils Band peaks at #38 in the year 1980.  

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

Jun 01   On this day in history barbra Striesand appears at an ACLU Benefit in Calif  

Jun 01   On this day in history h Debehogne discovers asteroids #2543 Machado & #3411  

Jun 01   Ted Turner's Cable News Network begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

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

Jun 03   Crew of Soyuz 36 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 35 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 06   Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe for Wimbeldon title on this day in history.  

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

Jun 09   In the year 1980 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   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 on this day in history.  

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   Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1980.  

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

Apr 02   Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004) was born in the year 1980.  

Famous Deaths In 1980

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70  

Jan 02   Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Carl White, rocker, dies in the year 1980.  

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   In the year 1980 death of barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)  

Jan 12   Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies on this day in history.  

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