Historical Events In 1980
Monday, 05 June 2023
Jan 01 Chrysler UK renamed Talbot on this day in history.
Jan 01 Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70 in the year 1980.
Jan 01 International Decade of Water & Sanitation begins in the year 1980.
Jan 01 Mob storms Russian embassy in Teheran on this day in history.
Jan 01 Premier Adbou Diouf becomes President of Senegal on this day in history.
Jan 01 Sweden changes order of succession to throne on this day in history.
Jan 02 In the year 1980 68th Australian Men Tennis Guillermo Vilas beat John Sadri (76 63 62)
Jan 02 In the year 1980 larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44
Jan 03 In the year 1980 amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52
Jan 03 Gold hits record $634 an ounce on this day in history.
Jan 03 In the year 1980 joy Adamson, author of "Born Free," is killed by a servant in northern Kenya.
Jan 04 In the year 1980 president Carter announces US boycott of Moscow Olympics
Jan 06 Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India on this day in history.
Jan 06 In the year 1980 philadelphia Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat
Jan 07 In the year 1980 carl White, rocker, dies
Jan 07 On this day in history minnesota ends Philadelphia Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends
Jan 09 63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in the year 1980.
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 In the year 1980 former AFL-CIO president George Meany dies in Washington, DC at age 85.
Jan 10 On this day in history 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 On this day in history head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium
Jan 13 Togo's constitution becomes effective in the year 1980.
Jan 14 In the year 1980 "Blues Brothers" movie with Dan Akroyd & John Belushi opens
Jan 16 In the year 1980 anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94
Jan 16 On this day in history paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession
Jan 17 On this day in history barbara Britton, actress (Pamela-Mr & Mrs North), dies at 59
Jan 17 In the year 1980 nASA launches Fltsatcom-3
Jan 18 Cecil Beaton, British photographer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
Jan 18 In the year 1980 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 3� years in prison for tax evasion & fined $20,000
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