Historical Events In 1980
Saturday, 30 September 2023
May 05 On this day in history siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British commandos & police stormed the building
May 07 Josip Tito, Yugoslav President, buried in the year 1980.
May 07 On this day in history samm-Art Williams' "Home" premieres in NYC
May 08 World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated in the year 1980.
May 09 35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge in the year 1980.
May 10 In the year 1980 ottawa gives financially strapped Chrysler Canada $20 million in loan guarantees, and Ontario provides a $10 million grant, Bring on the K Car!!!
May 12 Lillian Roth, actress (Animal Crackers, Alice Sweet Alice), dies in the year 1980.
May 12 In the year 1980 the first nonstop crossing of US via balloon (Maxie Anderson & son Chris)
May 14 Department of Health & Human Services begins operation in the year 1980.
May 14 On this day in history hugh Griffith, actor (Passover Plot, Ben Hur, Tom Jones), dies at 67
May 14 Valencia wins 20th Europe Cup II on this day in history.
May 15 Ottawa agrees to extend natural gas pipeline from Montreal to Quebec City in the year 1980.
May 15 In the year 1980 shawn Weatherly, Sumter SC, crowned 29th Miss USA/Miss Universe-1980
May 16 Brian May of rock group Queen collapses on stage with hepatitis in the year 1980.
May 16 In the year 1980 former Buggles members Geoff Downes & Trevor Horn replace Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman in Yes
May 16 Paul McCartney releases "McCartney II" album in the year 1980.
May 17 Major race riot in Miami FL - 16 killed, 300 injured on this day in history.
May 17 On this day in history paul & Linda McCartney appear on Saturday Night Live
May 18 On this day in history belgium 3rd Government of Martens forms
May 18 China People's Republic launch first intercontinental rocket in the year 1980.
May 18 Fernando Belaunde Terry elected President of Peru on this day in history.
May 18 On this day in history ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commit suicide at 23
May 18 In Washington State, a 5.2 quake was felt (V) at Yakima and (IV) in many parts of Washington and Oregon. This earthquake occurred only seconds before the explosion which began the eruption of Mount St. Helens volcano in the year 1980.
May 18 Mount St Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die in the year 1980.
May 18 In the year 1980 mt St. Helens, North America, erupts causing widespread damage
May 19 Ringo &Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash on this day in history.
May 20 On this day in history 710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls NY) are evacuated
May 20 Drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss on this day in history.
May 20 In the year 1980 fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157
May 20 On this day in history in a referendum, 59.5% of Québec voters reject separatism
May 20 Jack Walsh, cricketer (at Wallsend)/commentator (NBN), dies in the year 1980.
May 20 Peter Criss quits as drummer for the rock band Kiss on this day in history.
May 21 "Empire Strikes Back" premiers on this day in history.
May 21 In the year 1980 eintracht Frankfurt wins 9th UEFA Cup at Frankfurt