Historical Events In 1980
Saturday, 30 September 2023
Jul 29 Jan Tausinger, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1980.
Jul 30 British New Hebrides becomes independent & takes name Vanuatu on this day in history.
Jul 30 On this day in history charles McGraw, actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family), dies at 66
Jul 31 In the year 1980 bobby Van, actor/TV host (Make Me Laugh), dies of cancer at 49
Jul 31 In the year 1980 john Phillips of the Mamas & Papas is arrested on drug charges
Jul 31 Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36 in the year 1980.
Aug 01 Gerd Wessig of East Germany set the high jump record on this day in history.
Aug 01 In the year 1980 strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61
Aug 01 In the year 1980 uS swimmers set 3 world records at National championships
Aug 02 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships on this day in history.
Aug 02 In the year 1980 verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies
Aug 06 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, dies at 66 on this day in history.
Aug 08 Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63 in the year 1980.
Aug 09 Elliott Nugent, actor (Romance), dies on this day in history.
Aug 10 Allen, the most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx in the year 1980.
Aug 13 Joseph MacInnis oceanographer discovers sunken barque HMS 'Breadalbane,' crushed by ice and sunk at Beechey Island NWT, Aug. 21, 1853; Scottish ship well preserved by extreme cold; sonar shows some sails and rigging intact; world's northernmost found shipwreck on this day in history.
Aug 14 In the year 1980 dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider
Aug 17 In the year 1980 midway relieved Constellation to begin another Indian Ocean deployment and complement Eisenhower task group still on contingency duty in the Arabian Sea
Aug 18 In the year 1980 norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65
Aug 19 On this day in history saudi Arabian Lockheed Tristar crashes on landing at Riyadh, 301 die
Aug 20 On this day in history otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, dies at 91
Aug 20 In the year 1980 reinhold Messner of Italy is first to solo ascent Mt Everest
Aug 20 On this day in history uN Security Council condemns (14-0, US abstains) Israeli declaration that all of Jersualem is its capital
Aug 21 Jack Cheetham, cricketer (15 Tests as S Afr capt, won 7 lost 5), dies on this day in history.
Aug 23 In the Kashmir - India Border Region a 5.2 quake killed 15 people killed, at least 40 injured and many houses damaged in the Bhaddu area, Kashmir on this day in history.
Aug 23 On this day in history norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77
Aug 25 Gower Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies at 60 on this day in history.
Aug 26 Miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71 in the year 1980.
Aug 27 In the year 1980 sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show), dies at 68
Aug 31 In the year 1980 poland's Solidarity labor union founded
Sep 02 William Douglas Denny, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1980.
Sep 03 In the year 1980 barbara O'Neil, actress (Tower of London, Stella Dallas)
Sep 04 In the year 1980 wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74
Sep 05 Barbara Loden, actress (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 48 on this day in history.