Historical Events In 1980
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Feb 22 USA beats USSR in Olympics hockey 4-3 en route to a gold medal in the year 1980.
Feb 23 13th Winter Olympics games close at Lake Placid NY in the year 1980.
Feb 23 In the year 1980 eric Heiden wins all 5 speed skating golds at Lake Placid Olympics
Feb 23 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.
Feb 23 Oil tanker explosion off Pilos, Greece, causes 37-million-gallon spill on this day in history.
Feb 23 In the year 1980 robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician, dies at 62
Feb 24 In the year 1980 the U.S. hockey team beats Finland 4-2, to win the gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, NY.
Feb 25 On this day in history coup ousts PM Henck Arron of Suriname
Feb 26 In the year 1980 egypt & Israel exchange ambassadors for the first time
Feb 26 In the year 1980 military coup under Desi Bouterse in Suriname
Feb 26 R Hadlee scores Test Cricket century vs Roberts, Garner, Holding, Croft on this day in history.
Feb 27 22nd Grammy Awards What a Fool Believe, Streisand-Diamond duet (You Don't Bring Me Flowers) on this day in history.
Feb 27 On this day in history george Tobias, actor (Abner Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 78
Feb 27 Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe in the year 1980.
Feb 27 In the year 1980 terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota
Feb 28 "The Well-Tuned Piano" by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 hours 12 minutes) in the year 1980.
Feb 28 Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, cricketer (45 wkts for England), dies on this day in history.
Feb 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1980.
Feb 29 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHL player to score 800 career goals in the year 1980.
Feb 29 Gordie Howe becomes first NHL player to score 800 career goals in the year 1980.
Feb 29 In the year 1980 michael Bracey ends 59 hours 55 minutes trapped in an elevator, England
Feb 29 Yigal Allon, former Israeli foreign minister and supporter of Israeli independence, dies at age 61 on this day in history.
Feb 29 Yigol Alton, Israeli Foreign Minister, dies at 61 in the year 1980.
Mar 01 Hilbert van der Duim becomes world champion all-round skater on this day in history.
Mar 01 John Jacob Niles, composer, dies at 87 in the year 1980.
Mar 01 In the year 1980 patti Smith &MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit MI
Mar 01 On this day in history snow falls in the sunshine state of Florida
Mar 03 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.
Mar 04 Robert Mugabe forms Zimbabwe's first black government in the year 1980.
Mar 04 In the year 1980 robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe
Mar 05 Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49 on this day in history.
Mar 05 Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), dies at 60 in the year 1980.
Mar 06 7th Daytime Emmy Awards presentation - Susan Lucci loses for first time on this day in history.
Mar 06 French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it first woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar) in the year 1980.