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