Historical Events In 1980
Thursday, 13 August 2020
May 05 Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British commandos & police stormed the building in the year 1980.
May 07 Josip Tito, Yugoslav President, buried on this day in history.
May 07 Samm-Art Williams' "Home" premieres in NYC on this day in history.
May 08 World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated in the year 1980.
May 09 In the year 1980 35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge
May 10 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
May 12 The first nonstop crossing of US via balloon (Maxie Anderson & son Chris) in the year 1980.
May 14 On this day in history department of Health & Human Services begins operation
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 in the year 1980.
May 15 Ottawa agrees to extend natural gas pipeline from Montreal to Quebec City in the year 1980.
May 15 Shawn Weatherly, Sumter SC, crowned 29th Miss USA/Miss Universe-1980 on this day in history.
May 16 On this day in history brian May of rock group Queen collapses on stage with hepatitis
May 16 On this day in history 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 in the year 1980.
May 17 On this day in history paul & Linda McCartney appear on Saturday Night Live
May 18 Belgium 3rd Government of Martens forms on this day in history.
May 18 In the year 1980 china People's Republic launch first intercontinental rocket
May 18 Fernando Belaunde Terry elected President of Peru on this day in history.
May 18 Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commit suicide at 23 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1980 mount St Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die
May 18 Mt St. Helens, North America, erupts causing widespread damage on this day in history.
May 19 On this day in history ringo &Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash
May 20 In the year 1980 710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls NY) are evacuated
May 20 Drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss in the year 1980.
May 20 Fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157 on this day in history.
May 20 In a referendum, 59.5% of Québec voters reject separatism in the year 1980.
May 20 Jack Walsh, cricketer (at Wallsend)/commentator (NBN), dies on this day in history.
May 20 Peter Criss quits as drummer for the rock band Kiss in the year 1980.
May 21 "Empire Strikes Back" premiers in the year 1980.
May 21 In the year 1980 eintracht Frankfurt wins 9th UEFA Cup at Frankfurt