Historical Events In 1980
Tuesday, 16 August 2022
Dec 08 On this day in history john Lennon, assassinated in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40
Dec 09 61øF in Boston at 1 AM on this day in history.
Dec 10 Soyuz T-3 returns to Earth on this day in history.
Dec 12 US's copyright law amended to include computer programs on this day in history.
Dec 14 At 2 PM EST there is 10 minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon on this day in history.
Dec 14 Elston Howard, MVP catcher (NY Yankees), dies at 59 in the year 1980.
Dec 16 Harland "Colonel" Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90 on this day in history.
Dec 16 In the year 1980 pres-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state
Dec 18 On this day in history alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76
Dec 18 Bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden in the year 1980.
Dec 19 In the year 1980 anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts
Dec 19 On this day in history iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages
Dec 20 USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin in the year 1980.
Dec 21 On this day in history marc Connelly, playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90
Dec 22 Dick Kallman, actor (Hank Dearborn-Hank), murdered at 47 in the year 1980.
Dec 22 In the year 1980 eisenhower returned to Norfolk, Virginia after a 251-day deployment, the longest underway deployment for a Navy ship since World War II. She had been underway for 152 continuous days
Dec 22 In the year 1980 pres-elect Reagan appoints Jean Kirkpatrick (UN delegate) and James Watt (Interior)
Dec 24 Alec Lafayette Chew Wilder, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
Dec 24 Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds in the year 1980.
Dec 25 Fred Emney, actor (Adventures of a Private Eye), dies at 80 on this day in history.
Dec 28 Amir Elahi, cricketer, 1st Pakistani Test cricketer to die in the year 1980.
Dec 29 Roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67 on this day in history.
Dec 29 Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A in the year 1980.
Dec 30 On this day in history nBC cancels The Wonderful World of Disney, the longest-running prime time TV show in history. Disney now owns the ABC TV network.
Dec 31 A Jewish owned hotel in Nairobi Kenya is bombed killing 18 in the year 1980.
Dec 31 In the year 1980 arthur Wellard, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng, legendary 6-hitter), dies