Historical Events In 1980
Sunday, 28 February 2021
May 05 In the year 1980 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 Samm-Art Williams' "Home" premieres in NYC on this day in history.
May 08 In the year 1980 world Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated
May 09 35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge on this day in history.
May 10 Ottawa gives financially strapped Chrysler Canada $20 million in loan guarantees, and Ontario provides a $10 million grant, Bring on the K Car!!! on this day in history.
May 12 Lillian Roth, actress (Animal Crackers, Alice Sweet Alice), dies on this day in history.
May 12 On this day in history the first nonstop crossing of US via balloon (Maxie Anderson & son Chris)
May 14 In the year 1980 department of Health & Human Services begins operation
May 14 Hugh Griffith, actor (Passover Plot, Ben Hur, Tom Jones), dies at 67 in the year 1980.
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 on this day in history.
May 15 In the year 1980 shawn Weatherly, Sumter SC, crowned 29th Miss USA/Miss Universe-1980
May 16 In the year 1980 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 On this day in history paul McCartney releases "McCartney II" album
May 17 In the year 1980 major race riot in Miami FL - 16 killed, 300 injured
May 17 Paul & Linda McCartney appear on Saturday Night Live in the year 1980.
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 in the year 1980.
May 18 In the year 1980 ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commit suicide at 23
May 18 On this day in history 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.
May 18 On this day in history mount St Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die
May 18 Mt St. Helens, North America, erupts causing widespread damage in the year 1980.
May 19 Ringo &Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash in the year 1980.
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 in the year 1980.
May 20 Fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history peter Criss quits as drummer for the rock band Kiss
May 21 In the year 1980 "Empire Strikes Back" premiers
May 21 Eintracht Frankfurt wins 9th UEFA Cup at Frankfurt on this day in history.