Historical Events In 1980
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Jan 19 Richard Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1980.
Jan 20 President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow on this day in history.
Jan 20 US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne in the year 1980.
Jan 20 US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner in the year 1980.
Jan 21 Canada expels three diplomats from the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa for spying; caught buying secret information from an American citizen in Ottawa on this day in history.
Jan 21 Gold hits record $850 an ounce on this day in history.
Jan 21 On this day in history gold reaches intra-day historic high price of $870 in New York.
Jan 22 On this day in history iris Meredith, actress (Lawless Land, Gambling Terror), dies at 64
Jan 22 Russian dissident Andrei Sacharov is sent to Gorki gulag in the year 1980.
Jan 23 President Carter reinstated the Selective Service System on this day in history.
Jan 24 On this day in history north of Livermore Valley, California s 5.9, earthquake injured 44 people and caused and estimated $11.5 million in property damage (of which, $10 million damage occurred at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory at Livermore
Jan 25 Bani Sadr elected President of Iran on this day in history.
Jan 25 On this day in history david Newell, actor (Dangerous Curves, White Heat), dies at 75
Jan 25 On this day in history dutch Government demands boycott of Olympics
Jan 25 On this day in history finance Minister Abolhassan Bani-Sadr is elected president of Iran.
Jan 25 In the year 1980 highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, USN hovercraft
Jan 25 On this day in history paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail &deported
Jan 26 On this day in history 175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro!
Jan 26 In the year 1980 israel &Egypt establish diplomatic relations
Jan 26 On this day in history prime Minister Joe Clark warns USSR that Canada will boycott Summer Olympics in Moscow if Soviet troops do not leave Afghanistan
Jan 28 37th Golden Globes Dustin Hoffman &Sally Field wins on this day in history.
Jan 28 In the year 1980 jimmy Durante, NYC, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
Jan 29 On this day in history 6 Iranian held US hostages escape with help of the Canadians
Jan 29 In the year 1980 antonio Molina composer, dies at 85
Jan 29 On this day in history antonio Molina, composer, dies at 85
Jan 29 Jimmy Durante New York City NY, singer/comedian (Ink-a-dink-a-doo, Palooka, The Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86 in the year 1980.
Jan 30 In the year 1980 lil Dagover, actress (Destiny, Spiders), dies at 82
Jan 31 In the year 1980 j P Duminy, cricket (30 runs at 5 & 1 wkt at 39 in 3 Test S Af), dies
Jan 31 Ontario to rebate up to $700 in sales tax for purchasers of 1979 model cars; effort to help slumping car sales in the year 1980.
Jan 31 In the year 1980 police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41
Feb 01 On this day in history jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
Feb 01 Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System on this day in history.
Feb 01 On this day in history soap opera "Love of Life" ends a 28 year run
Feb 02 On this day in history fBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected & public officials for bribes for political favors