What Happened in 1980 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 778

  • Jul 2 Julie Marie Bryan, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Young Woman of Yr
  • Jul 2 Comedy film "Airplane!" written and directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and starring Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty premieres
  • Jul 3 1st U.S. Senior Golf Open: Roberto deVicenzo
  • Jul 3 73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 4 Nolan Ryan is 4th to strikeout 3,000

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 87th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats Chris Evert (61 76)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 94th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe (16 75 63 67 86)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Jul 6 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jul 6 France performs nuclear test
  • Jul 6 Steve Carlton (14-4) pitches most strikeouts by a lefty (2,836)
  • Jul 7 Jim King completes riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 7 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Jul 7 Shawn Weatherly, of USA, crowned 29th Miss Universe
  • Jul 7 Jineane Ford, (AZ) replaces S Weatherly (Miss Univ) as 29th Miss USA
  • Jul 7 Institution of sharia in Iran.
  • Jul 7 The Safra massacre in Lebanon.
  • Jul 8 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA
  • Jul 8 All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cincinnati Reds)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 7 die in a stampede to see Pope John Paul II in Brazil

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jul 9 Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years
  • Jul 9 Walt Disney's "Fox & The Hound" released
  • Jul 10 Willie Jones hospitalized for heat stroke with record 46.5°C temp
  • Jul 10 Alexandra Palace burnt down for a second time.
  • Jul 11 American hostage Richard Queen freed by Iran militants due to illness
  • Jul 13 35th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
  • Jul 13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 15 Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Jul 16 Polish railway workers block railway to Russia

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 16 Ronald Reagan nominated for US President by Republicans in Detroit

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Jul 17 Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes president
  • Jul 17 Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for US president
  • Jul 17 Zenko Suzuki becomes premier of Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 18 Billy Joel's Glass Houses album tops charts

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • Jul 18 Failed attack on Iran ex-premier Bakhtiar in Neuilly, France
  • Jul 18 Federal court voids Selective Service Act as it doesn't include women
  • Jul 18 Quett Masire installed as president of Botswana
  • Jul 18 Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit
  • Jul 19 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; US & others boycott

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 David Bowie appears in role of "Elephant Man" in Denver

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • Jul 19 USSR's Walter Polovchak is placed in US custody at 12 after his asylum application

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 20 109th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 271 at Muirfield Gullane

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • Jul 20 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
  • Jul 20 67th Tour de France won by Joop Zoetemelk of Netherlands
  • Jul 21 Jean-Claude Droyer climbs Eiffel Tower in 2 hrs 18 mins
  • Jul 23 Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 23 River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Jul 23 Soyuz 37 ferries 2 cosmonauts (1 Vietnamese) to Salyut 6
  • Jul 25 Train crash at Winsum, 9 die
  • Jul 25 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 27 Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead
  • Jul 27 Sally Little wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
  • Jul 28 Peru adopts constitution, Fernando Belaúnde Terry becomes president
  • Jul 30 Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
  • Jul 30 Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain & France
  • Jul 30 13th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • Jul 31 John Phillips of Mamas & Papas is arrested on drug charges
  • Jul 31 Rangers snap Orioles pitcher Steve Stone's 14-game winning streak
  • Jul 31 Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36
  • Jul 31 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 1 Gerd Wessig of East Germany set high jump record
  • Aug 1 Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03
  • Aug 1 Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.
  • Aug 2 Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
  • Aug 2 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships
  • Aug 3 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
  • Aug 3 Kaline, Snider, Klein, & Tom Yawkey inducted into Hall of Fame
  • Aug 3 Sandra Post wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 4 -11] Hurricane Aline, kills 272 in Texas & Caribbean

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin recording "Double Fantasy"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Aug 4 Seattle Mariners replace manager Darrell Johnson with Maury Wills
  • Aug 5 Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager
  • Aug 5 NY Met Doug Flynn ties record of 3 triples in a game
  • Aug 6 University adm declares 5 Pac-10 schools ineligible for conference titles & post-season play due to transcript & curriculum abuses
  • Aug 7 Hurricane Allen ravages Caribisch area, about 70 killed
  • Aug 8 LBV Conference Center & Club Lake Villas open
  • Aug 9 Belgian constitution revised

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 10 62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill NY

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 10 8th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Pat Bradley

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Aug 10 Allen, most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx
  • Aug 11 Angola revises its constitution
  • Aug 11 Mohammed Ali Radjai appointed premier of Iran

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago's Britt Burns

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Aug 12 Signature of the Montevideo Treaty establishing the Latin American Integration Association.
  • Aug 13 Suriname president Johan Ferrier ousted
  • Aug 13 Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in USSR
  • Aug 14 Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale
  • Aug 14 In Gdansk Poland, 17,000 workers go on strike at the Lenin Shipyard, marking the beginning of the Solidarity movement
  • Aug 16 Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
  • Aug 16 Cozy Powell quits Rainbow
  • Aug 16 Jools Holland quits Squeeze
  • Aug 17 "Blackstone" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • Aug 17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 George Brett goes 4-for-4, raising his batting average to .401

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Aug 17 Azaria Chamberlain disappears, likely taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicised trial in Australian history
  • Aug 18 KC Royals' George Brett, batting avg reach .400
  • Aug 19 George Brett ends hitting streak at 30
  • Aug 19 Saudi Arabian Lockhead Tristar crashes on landing at Riyadh, 301 die
  • Aug 19 Willy Russell's "Educating Rita" premieres in London
  • Aug 20 NY Yankee Bob Watson hits Seattle Kingdome speaker, 2nd straight day
  • Aug 20 Pitts Omar Moreno steals record 70 bases for 3rd consecutive season

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 782

  • Jun 24 Minka Kelly, American actress
  • Jun 25 Maja Latinović, Serbian model
  • Jun 25 Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress
  • Jun 26 Jason Schwartzman, American actor
  • Jun 26 Michael Vick, American football player
  • Jun 26 Chris Shelton, American baseball player
  • Jun 26 Sinik, French singer and rapper
  • Jun 27 Kevin Pietersen, English cricketer
  • Jun 27 Craig Terrill, American football player
  • Jun 29 Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano
  • Jun 29 Mel Peachey, British television personality
  • Jun 29 Martin Truex Jr, American race car driver
  • Jun 30 Rade Prica, Swedish footballer
  • Jul 1 Patrick Aufiero, American hockey player
  • Jul 2 Nicole Manske, American beauty queen and motorsports television commentator
  • Jul 3 Roland Mark Schoeman, South African swimmer
  • Jul 3 Kevin Boyle, American basketballer
  • Jul 4 Muhammad Ali Hasan, American filmmaker
  • Jul 4 Max Elliott Slade, American film actor
  • Jul 5 Eva Green, French actress
  • Jul 5 Jason Wade, American musician (Lifehouse)
  • Jul 5 David Rozehnal, Czech footballer
  • Jul 6 Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player
  • Jul 7 Michele Kwan, Torrance California, figure skater (Oly-94, Oly-silver-98)
  • Jul 7 John Buck, American baseball player
  • Jul 7 Deidre Downs, American beauty queen
  • Jul 7 Kaisa Jouhki, Finnish vocalist (Battlelore)
  • Jul 7 Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used)
  • Jul 8 Robbie Keane, Irish footballer
  • Jul 10 Thomas Ian Nicholas, actor (Radio Flyer, Rookie of the Year)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 10 Jessica Simpson, American singer and popstar ("I Wanna Love You Forever" "I Think I'm In Love" and "Where You Are"), born in Abilene, Texas

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson
  • Jul 10 Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer and songwriter
  • Jul 10 Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
  • Jul 11 T.J. Wilson, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Jul 12 Tina Tharp, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jul 12 Johanna Klum, German TV presenter
  • Jul 13 Lori Fredrickson, Aurora Ill, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
  • Jul 14 George Smith, Australian Rugby player
  • Jul 15 Jonathan Cheechoo, professional ice hockey player
  • Jul 15 Reggie Abercrombie, professional baseball player
  • Jul 15 Jasper Pääkkönen, Finnish actor and film producer
  • Jul 16 Adam Scott, Australian golfer
  • Jul 17 Javier Camuñas, Spanish footballer
  • Jul 17 Ryan Miller, American hockey player
  • Jul 18 Kristen Bell, American actress
  • Jul 18 Ryoko Hirosue, Japanese actress and singer
  • Jul 19 Giorgio Mondini, Italian racing driver
  • Jul 19 Xavier Malisse, Belgian tennis player
  • Jul 19 Mark Webber, American actor
  • Jul 20 Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian model
  • Jul 20 Mike Kennerty, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects)
  • Jul 21 Tailor James, Canadian model
  • Jul 21 CC Sabathia, American baseball player
  • Jul 22 Scott Dixon, New Zealand racing driver
  • Jul 22 Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer
  • Jul 22 Kate Ryan, Belgian singer
  • Jul 22 Tablo, Korean hip-hop musician (Epik High)
  • Jul 23 Michelle Williams, American singer (Destiny's Child)
  • Jul 24 Wilfred Bungei, Kenyan middle-distance runner
  • Jul 25 Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver
  • Jul 25 Diam's, French rapper
  • Jul 25 Shawn Riggans, American baseball player
  • Jul 26 Dave Baksh, Canadian guitarist (Sum 41)
  • Jul 26 Lee Dong-gun, South Korean actor
  • Jul 27 Allan Davis, Australian cyclist
  • Jul 27 Nick Nemeth, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 28 Stephen Christian, American singer (Anberlin)
  • Jul 29 Ryan Braun, Canadian baseball player (Los Angeles Angels), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Jul 29 Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
  • Jul 29 Rachel Miner, American actress
  • Jul 30 Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player
  • Jul 30 Chuck Thomas, British TV producer / presenter
  • Jul 30 James Anderson, English cricketer
  • Jul 30 Justin Rose, English golfer (2013 U.S. Open), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jul 31 Mils Muliaina, New Zealand and Waikato rugby player
  • Aug 1 Mancini, Ipatinga, Brazilian footballer
  • Aug 2 Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer
  • Aug 2 Nadia Bjorlin, American actress
  • Aug 3 Brandan Schieppati, American singer (Bleeding Through)
  • Aug 3 Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 4 Dingdong Dantes, Filipino actor
  • Aug 4 Richard Dawson, English cricketer
  • Aug 5 Wayne Bridge, English footballer
  • Aug 5 Ali Umar, Maldivian footballer
  • Aug 5 Sophie Winkleman, English actress
  • Aug 5 Jason Čulina, Australian soccer player
  • Aug 6 Danny Collins, Welsh footballer
  • Aug 6 Wilber Pan, American/Taiwanese singer
  • Aug 7 Aurélie Claudel, French model
  • Aug 8 Mike Hindert, American musician
  • Aug 8 Pat Noonan, American footballer
  • Aug 8 Sabine Klaschka, German tennis player
  • Aug 8 Michael Urie, American actor and director
  • Aug 9 Ryu Seung-beom, South Korean actor
  • Aug 10 Kaysar Ridha, Iraqi-American reality TV contestant
  • Aug 11 Lee Suggs, American football player
  • Aug 12 Maggie Lawson, American actress
  • Aug 12 Matt Thiessen, Canadian/American musician (Relient K)
  • Aug 12 Dominique Swain, American actress
  • Aug 12 Jade Villalon, American singer/songwriter

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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