Today in History for Year 1980 (Part 5)

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Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 780

Jul 2nd - Grateful Dead's Bob Weir & Mickey Hart are arrested for incitement
Jul 2nd - Julie Marie Bryan, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Young Woman of Yr
Jul 2nd - Comedy film "Airplane!" written and directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and starring Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty premieres
Jul 3rd - 1st US Seniors Golf Open: Roberto deVicenzo
Jul 3rd - 73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0
Jul 4th - Nolan Ryan is 4th to strikeout 3,000
Jul 5th - 87th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats Chris Evert (61 76)
Jul 5th - 94th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe (16 75 63 67 86)
Jul 6th - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
Jul 6th - France performs nuclear test
Jul 6th - Steve Carlton (14-4) pitches most strikeouts by a lefty (2,836)
Jul 7th - Jim King completes riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry HolmesWBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes Jul 7th - Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
Jul 7th - Shawn Weatherly, of USA, crowned 29th Miss Universe
Jul 7th - Jineane Ford, (AZ) replaces S Weatherly (Miss Univ) as 29th Miss USA
Jul 7th - Institution of sharia in Iran.
Jul 7th - The Safra massacre in Lebanon.
Jul 8th - 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA
Jul 8th - All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cin Reds)
Jul 9th - 7 die in a stampede to see Pope John Paul II in Brazil
Jul 9th - Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years
Jul 9th - Walt Disney's "Fox & The Hound" released
Jul 10th - Willie Jones hospitalized for heat stroke with record 46.5°C temp
Jul 10th - Alexandra Palace burnt down for a second time.
Jul 11th - American hostage Richard Queen freed by Iran militants due to illness
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II Jul 13th - 35th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
Jul 13th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Jul 15th - Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record
Jul 16th - Polish railway workers block railway to Russia
Jul 16th - Ronald Reagan nominated for US President by Republicans in Detroit
Jul 17th - Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes president
Jul 17th - Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for US president
Jul 17th - Zenko Suzuki becomes premier of Japan
Jul 18th - Billy Joel's Glass Houses album tops charts
Jul 18th - Failed attack on Iran ex-premier Bakhtiar in Neuilly, France
Jul 18th - Federal court voids Selective Service Act as it doesn't include women
Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy JoelPianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel Jul 18th - Quett Masire installed as president of Botswana
Jul 18th - Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit
Jul 19th - 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; US & others boycott
Jul 19th - David Bowie appears in role of "Elephant Man" in Denver
Jul 19th - USSR's Walter Polovchak is placed in US custody at 12 after his asylum application
Jul 20th - 109th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 271 at Muirfield Gullane
Jul 20th - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
Jul 20th - 67th Tour de France won by Joop Zoetemelk of Netherlands
Jul 21st - Jean-Claude Droyer climbs Eiffel Tower in 2 hrs 18 mins
Jul 23rd - Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya
Jul 23rd - River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter
Jul 23rd - Soyuz 37 ferries 2 cosmonauts (1 Vietnamese) to Salyut 6
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter Jul 25th - Train crash at Winsum, 9 die
Jul 25th - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
Jul 27th - Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead
Jul 27th - Sally Little wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
Jul 28th - Peru adopts constitution, Fernando Belaúnde Terry becomes president
Jul 30th - Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
Jul 30th - Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain & France
Jul 30th - 13th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
Jul 31st - John Phillips of Mamas & Papas is arrested on drug charges
Jul 31st - Rangers snap Orioles pitcher Steve Stone's 14-game winning streak
Jul 31st - Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36
Jul 31st - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Aug 1st - Gerd Wessig of East Germany set high jump record
Aug 1st - Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03
Aug 1st - Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.
Aug 2nd - Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
Aug 2nd - US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships
Aug 3rd - 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
Aug 3rd - Kaline, Snider, Klein, & Tom Yawkey inducted into Hall of Fame
Aug 3rd - Sandra Post wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
Aug 4th - -11] Hurricane Aline, kills 272 in Texas & Caribbean
Aug 4th - John & Yoko begin recording "Double Fantasy"
Aug 4th - Seattle Mariners replace manager Darrell Johnson with Maury Wills
Aug 5th - Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager
Aug 5th - NY Met Doug Flynn ties record of 3 triples in a game
Aug 6th - University adm declares 5 Pac-10 schools ineligible for conference titles & post-season play due to transcript & curriculum abuses
Aug 7th - Hurricane Allen ravages Caribisch area, about 70 killed
Aug 8th - LBV Conference Center & Club Lake Villas open
Aug 9th - Belgian constitution revised
Aug 10th - 62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill NY
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley Aug 10th - 8th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Pat Bradley
Aug 10th - Allen, most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx
Aug 11th - Angola revises its constitution
Aug 11th - Mohammed Ali Radjai appointed premier of Iran
Aug 11th - Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago's Britt Burns
Aug 12th - Signature of the Montevideo Treaty establishing the Latin American Integration Association.
Aug 13th - Suriname president Johan Ferrier ousted
Aug 13th - Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in USSR
Aug 14th - Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale
Aug 14th - In Lenin Shipyard Gdansk Poland, 17,000 workers go on strike, beginning of the Solidarity movement
Aug 16th - Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson Aug 16th - Cozy Powell quits Rainbow
Aug 16th - Jools Holland quits Squeeze
Aug 17th - "Blackstone" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 104 performances
Aug 17th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
Aug 17th - George Brett goes 4-for-4, raising his batting average to .401
Aug 17th - Azaria Chamberlain disappears, likely taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicised trial in Australian history
Aug 18th - KC Royals' George Brett, batting avg reach .400
Aug 19th - George Brett ends hitting streak at 30
Aug 19th - Saudi Arabian Lockhead Tristar crashes on landing at Riyadh, 301 die
Aug 19th - Willy Russell's "Educating Rita" premieres in London
Aug 20th - NY Yankee Bob Watson hits Seattle Kingdome speaker, 2nd straight day

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 781

Jun 24th - Minka Kelly, American actress
Jun 25th - Maja Latinović, Serbian model
Jun 25th - Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress
Jun 26th - Jason Schwartzman, American actor
Jun 26th - Michael Vick, American football player
Jun 26th - Chris Shelton, American baseball player
Jun 26th - Sinik, French singer and rapper
Jun 27th - Kevin Pietersen, English cricketer
Jun 27th - Craig Terrill, American football player
Jun 29th - Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano
Jun 29th - Mel Peachey, British television personality
Jun 29th - Martin Truex Jr, American race car driver
Jun 30th - Rade Prica, Swedish footballer
Jul 1st - Patrick Aufiero, American hockey player
Jul 2nd - Nicole Manske, American beauty queen and motorsports television commentator
Jul 3rd - Roland Mark Schoeman, South African swimmer
Jul 3rd - Kevin Boyle, American basketballer
Jul 4th - Muhammad Ali Hasan, American filmmaker
Jul 4th - Max Elliott Slade, American film actor
Jul 5th - Eva Green, French actress
Jul 5th - Jason Wade, American musician (Lifehouse)
Jul 5th - David Rozehnal, Czech footballer
Jul 6th - Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player
Jul 7th - Michele Kwan, Torrance California, figure skater (Oly-94, Oly-silver-98)
Jul 7th - John Buck, American baseball player
Jul 7th - Deidre Downs, American beauty queen
Jul 7th - Kaisa Jouhki, Finnish vocalist (Battlelore)
Jul 7th - Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used)
Jul 8th - Robbie Keane, Irish footballer
Jul 10th - Thomas Ian Nicholas, actor (Radio Flyer, Rookie of the Year)
Pop Star Jessica SimpsonPop Star Jessica Simpson (Jul 10th) Jul 10th - Jessica Simpson, Abilene, Texas, singer and popstar ("I Wanna Love You Forever," "I Think I'm In Love," and "Where You Are.")
Jul 10th - Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer and songwriter
Jul 10th - Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
Jul 11th - T.J. Wilson, Canadian professional wrestler
Jul 12th - Tina Tharp, Jacksonville Fla, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
Jul 12th - Johanna Klum, German TV presenter
Jul 13th - Lori Fredrickson, Aurora Ill, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
Jul 14th - George Smith, Australian Rugby player
Jul 15th - Jonathan Cheechoo, professional ice hockey player
Jul 15th - Reggie Abercrombie, professional baseball player
Jul 15th - Jasper Pääkkönen, Finnish actor and film producer
Jul 16th - Adam Scott, Australian golfer
Jul 17th - Javier Camuñas, Spanish footballer
Jul 17th - Ryan Miller, American hockey player
Jul 18th - Kristen Bell, American actress
Jul 18th - Ryoko Hirosue, Japanese actress and singer
Jul 19th - Giorgio Mondini, Italian racing driver
Jul 19th - Xavier Malisse, Belgian tennis player
Jul 19th - Mark Webber, American actor
Jul 20th - Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian model
Jul 20th - Mike Kennerty, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects)
Jul 21st - Tailor James, Canadian model
Jul 21st - CC Sabathia, American baseball player
Jul 22nd - Scott Dixon, New Zealand racing driver
Jul 22nd - Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer
Jul 22nd - Kate Ryan, Belgian singer
Jul 22nd - Tablo, Korean hip-hop musician (Epik High)
Jul 23rd - Michelle Williams, American singer (Destiny's Child)
Jul 24th - Wilfred Bungei, Kenyan middle-distance runner
Jul 25th - Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver
Jul 25th - Diam's, French rapper
Jul 25th - Shawn Riggans, American baseball player
Jul 26th - Dave Baksh, Canadian guitarist (Sum 41)
Jul 26th - Lee Dong-gun, South Korean actor
Jul 27th - Allan Davis, Australian cyclist
Jul 27th - Nick Nemeth, American professional wrestler
Jul 28th - Stephen Christian, American singer (Anberlin)
Jul 29th - Ryan Braun, Kitchener, Onatrio, Canadian baseball player (Los Angeles Angels)
Jul 29th - Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
Jul 29th - Rachel Miner, American actress
Jul 30th - Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player
Jul 30th - Chuck Thomas, British TV producer / presenter
Jul 30th - James Anderson, English cricketer
Jul 30th - Justin Rose, British golfer
Jul 31st - Mils Muliaina, New Zealand and Waikato rugby player
Aug 1st - Mancini, Ipatinga, Brazilian footballer
Aug 2nd - Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer
Aug 2nd - Nadia Bjorlin, American actress
Aug 3rd - Brandan Schieppati, American singer (Bleeding Through)
Aug 3rd - Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
Aug 4th - Dingdong Dantes, Filipino actor
Aug 4th - Richard Dawson, English cricketer
Aug 5th - Wayne Bridge, English footballer
Aug 5th - Ali Umar, Maldivian footballer
Aug 5th - Sophie Winkleman, English actress
Aug 5th - Jason Čulina, Australian soccer player
Aug 6th - Danny Collins, Welsh footballer
Aug 6th - Wilber Pan, American/Taiwanese singer
Aug 7th - Aurélie Claudel, French model
Aug 8th - Mike Hindert, American musician
Aug 8th - Pat Noonan, American footballer
Aug 8th - Sabine Klaschka, German tennis player
Aug 8th - Michael Urie, American actor and director
Aug 9th - Ryu Seung-beom, South Korean actor
Aug 10th - Kaysar Ridha, Iraqi-American reality TV contestant
Aug 11th - Lee Suggs, American football player
Aug 12th - Maggie Lawson, American actress
Aug 12th - Matt Thiessen, Canadian/American musician (Relient K)
Aug 12th - Dominique Swain, American actress
Aug 12th - Jade Villalon, American singer/songwriter

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