Historical Events In 1980
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Feb 02 In the year 1980 the U.S. learns of an FBI sting operation named "Abscam" that targeted members of Congress using agents posing as Arab businessmen.
Feb 02 In the year 1980 william H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies at 68
Feb 03 In the year 1980 muhammed Ali tours Africa as President Carter's envoy
Feb 04 On this day in history ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Bani-Sadr as president of Iran.
Feb 05 Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel on this day in history.
Feb 05 USS Coral Sea relieved Midway which had been on contingency operations in the Arabian Sea since the Iranian hostage crisis broke out in November 1979 on this day in history.
Feb 07 In the year 1980 ernst Kunz, composer, dies at 88
Feb 08 In the year 1980 former NHL president Clarence Campbell found guilty of conspiring to give Senator Louis Giguère a benefit in connection with a contract for airport duty-free shops
Feb 09 On this day in history antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, dies at 106
Feb 12 On this day in history floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies
Feb 12 Richard Hadlee becomes New Zealand's top wicket-taker with 117 in the year 1980.
Feb 13 In the year 1980 apollo Computer Inc incorporated
Feb 13 On this day in history david Janssen, [Meyer], actor (Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49
Feb 13 New Zealand beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin on this day in history.
Feb 13 Opening ceremonies for the 13th Winter Olympics begin in Lake Placid, New York in the year 1980.
Feb 14 "West Side Story" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 341 performances in the year 1980.
Feb 14 On this day in history 13th Winter Olympics games open in Lake Placid NY
Feb 14 On this day in history luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
Feb 14 In the year 1980 uS launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares
Feb 15 In the year 1980 eric Heiden skates Olympics record 500 meter in 38.03 seconds
Feb 16 Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France on this day in history.
Feb 16 In the year 1980 eric Heiden skates 5k in 7 02.29 (Olympics Record)
Feb 17 Graham Sutherland, painter, dies on this day in history.
Feb 18 In the year 1980 billy Wyman said he will leave the Rolling Stones in 1983 (Sure!)
Feb 18 On this day in history pierre Elliott Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canada's elections
Feb 19 In the year 1980 bon Scott, Aust rock vocalist (AC/DC-Whole Lotta Rosie), dies at 33
Feb 19 Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1000 meter in 1 15.18 on this day in history.
Feb 20 Alice Longworth Roosevelt, youngest daughter of Theodore, dies at 96 in the year 1980.
Feb 21 Chester H Lauck, actor (2 Weeks to Live, Goin' to Town), dies at 78 in the year 1980.
Feb 21 On this day in history eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1500 meter in 1 55.44
Feb 21 Hanni Wenzel is first Liechtensteiner to win Olympics gold (giant slalom) on this day in history.
Feb 22 Afghanistan declares martial law on this day in history.
Feb 22 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head), dies at 66 on this day in history.
Feb 22 Martial Law declared in Kabul by Soviet occupation forces in the year 1980.