Historical Events In 1980
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Sep 05 World's longest auto tunnel, St Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens in the year 1980.
Sep 07 32nd Emmy Awards shown despite boycott on this day in history.
Sep 08 In the year 1980 bruce Dooland, cricketer (prolific leggie for Notts), dies
Sep 11 Jose Antonio Calcano, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.
Sep 12 In the year 1980 lillian Randolph, actress (Roots, Amos n Andy), dies at 65
Sep 12 Military coup in Turkey on this day in history.
Sep 15 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51 on this day in history.
Sep 17 Anastasio Somoza, former Nicaraguan Pres, assassinated in Paraguay in the year 1980.
Sep 17 In the year 1980 solidarity labor union in Poland forms
Sep 18 K A Porter, writer, dies at 90 on this day in history.
Sep 18 Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station on this day in history.
Sep 19 In the year 1980 titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR)
Sep 21 On this day in history ernest White, composer, dies at 80
Sep 22 Iraqi troops seize part of Iran in a border dispute; war begins on this day in history.
Sep 22 John & Yoko sign a recording contract with Geffen Records in the year 1980.
Sep 22 The war between Iran and Iraq begins on this day in history.
Sep 22 In the year 1980 uSS Eisenhower and Midway continued contingency operations in the northern Arabian Sea as war erupted between Iraq and Iran.
Sep 23 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens in the year 1980.
Sep 25 In the year 1980 john Bonham, English pop drummer (Led Zeppelin), overdoses at 32
Sep 26 In the year 1980 andrew Crawford is born
Sep 26 Cuban govt closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla" in the year 1980.
Sep 26 On this day in history soyuz 38 returns to Earth
Sep 28 In the year 1980 jaromir Wagner is first to fly the Atlantic standing on the wing
Sep 30 Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in the year 1980.
Oct 01 In the year 1980 cosmonauts Ryumin & Popov break space endurance record of 176 days
Oct 01 In the year 1980 george Meany, union pres (AFL-CIO), dies at 86
Oct 01 USS Cochrane (DDG-21) rescues 104 Vietnamese refugees 620 miles east of Saigon in the year 1980.
Oct 02 Larry Holmes retains WBC heavweight title defeating Muhammad Ali in the year 1980.
Oct 02 In the year 1980 valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46
Oct 06 In the year 1980 hattie Jacques, actress (Make Mine Mink), dies at 56
Oct 09 Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot on this day in history.
Oct 09 The first consumer use of home banking by computer (Knoxville Tn) on this day in history.
Oct 10 4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria in the year 1980.
Oct 10 On this day in history bill Thomas, actor (Buckwheat), dies