Historical Events In 1980
Saturday, 30 September 2023
Oct 10 El Asnam earthquake in Algeria killing 5,000 people on this day in history.
Oct 10 Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated in the year 1980.
Oct 11 On this day in history cosmonauts Popov & Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days
Oct 11 Russian cosmonauts return to earth, after spending a record 185 days in space in the year 1980.
Oct 12 Ships of the Amphibious Force, Sixth Fleet, including Guadalcanal, began assisting the victims of the massive earthquake which devastated the Algerian city of Al Asnam on this day in history.
Oct 14 Pres nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court on this day in history.
Oct 14 On this day in history s N Banerjee, cricketer (one Test for India), dies
Oct 16 Carl PM Romme, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (KVP), dies at 83 in the year 1980.
Oct 17 Mount St Helens, in Washington State USA, erupts for the third time in 24 hours on this day in history.
Oct 22 New South Korean constitution comes into effect in the year 1980.
Oct 23 Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin resigns, due to illness on this day in history.
Oct 24 John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK in the year 1980.
Oct 24 On this day in history leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30
Oct 24 In the year 1980 polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity
Oct 25 Barbra Streisand's "Guilty," album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks in the year 1980.
Oct 26 Marcello J tie Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal, dies at 74 on this day in history.
Oct 27 Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph on this day in history.
Oct 27 Steven Peregrine Took, rocker, dies at 31 on this day in history.
Oct 28 Leon Janney, actor (Jim Matthews-Another World, Hawk), dies at 63 in the year 1980.
Oct 30 Honduras &El Salvador settle their boundary dispute in the year 1980.
Oct 30 NASA launches Flt Satcom-4 in the year 1980.
Oct 31 Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m) in the year 1980.
Nov 02 In the year 1980 edith Bunker, character on "All in the Family", dies
Nov 03 Ludwig Hohl, writer, dies on this day in history.
Nov 04 Ronald Reagan (R) beats President Jimmy Carter (R) by a landslide in the year 1980.
Nov 04 Ronald Reagan elected 40th President of the US on this day in history.
Nov 06 Mary Michael, actress (Biridie-Wonderful John Acton), dies at 77 in the year 1980.
Nov 06 On this day in history uSS Ranger and accompanying ships of her task group relieved the Midway in the northern Arabian Sea.
Nov 07 Steve McQueen, actor (Tom Horn, Bullitt), dies at 50 in the year 1980.
Nov 08 In the year 1980 voyager 1 space probe discovers 15th moon of Saturn
Nov 09 Carmel Myers, actress (Carmel Myers Show), dies at 79 on this day in history.
Nov 10 Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays the $12.55 fare on this day in history.
Nov 11 Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37 on this day in history.
Nov 12 Alexander "Alex" Nicholas Voormolen, Dutch composer, dies at 85 in the year 1980.