Historical Events In 1980
Saturday, 28 January 2023
Jan 01 Chrysler UK renamed Talbot on this day in history.
Jan 01 On this day in history frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70
Jan 01 International Decade of Water & Sanitation begins in the year 1980.
Jan 01 Mob storms Russian embassy in Teheran in the year 1980.
Jan 01 In the year 1980 premier Adbou Diouf becomes President of Senegal
Jan 01 In the year 1980 sweden changes order of succession to throne
Jan 02 On this day in history 68th Australian Men Tennis Guillermo Vilas beat John Sadri (76 63 62)
Jan 02 Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44 in the year 1980.
Jan 03 In the year 1980 amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52
Jan 03 In the year 1980 gold hits record $634 an ounce
Jan 03 Joy Adamson, author of "Born Free," is killed by a servant in northern Kenya on this day in history.
Jan 04 President Carter announces US boycott of Moscow Olympics in the year 1980.
Jan 06 Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India on this day in history.
Jan 06 On this day in history philadelphia Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat
Jan 07 Carl White, rocker, dies in the year 1980.
Jan 07 Minnesota ends Philadelphia Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends in the year 1980.
Jan 09 On this day in history 63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Jan 09 In the year 1980 saudi Arabia executes 63 people for their part in a raid on Mecca's Grand Mosque the previous November.
Jan 10 On this day in history former AFL-CIO president George Meany dies in Washington, DC at age 85.
Jan 10 Last broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC on this day in history.
Jan 11 Debut of the Pretenders on this day in history.
Jan 12 Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies on this day in history.
Jan 13 In the year 1980 andre Kostelanetz, Russian conductor, dies at 78
Jan 13 On this day in history head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium
Jan 13 In the year 1980 togo's constitution becomes effective
Jan 14 In the year 1980 "Blues Brothers" movie with Dan Akroyd & John Belushi opens
Jan 16 Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94 in the year 1980.
Jan 16 In the year 1980 paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession
Jan 17 In the year 1980 barbara Britton, actress (Pamela-Mr & Mrs North), dies at 59
Jan 17 On this day in history nASA launches Fltsatcom-3
Jan 18 Cecil Beaton, British photographer, dies at 76 in the year 1980.
Jan 18 On this day in history gold reaches $1,000 an ounce
Jan 18 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" hits #1 on this day in history.
Jan 18 On this day in history studio 54 owners Steve Rubell & Ian Schrager sentenced to 3½ years in prison for tax evasion & fined $20,000