What Happened in 1980 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 778

  • 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 U.S. Senior Golf Open: Roberto deVicenzo
  • Jul 3rd 73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5th 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 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 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 (Cincinnati Reds)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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
  • Jul 13th 35th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
  • Jul 13th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 15th 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 16th Polish railway workers block railway to Russia

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

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

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 18th Billy Joel's Glass Houses album tops charts

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Jul 23rd Soyuz 37 ferries 2 cosmonauts (1 Vietnamese) to Salyut 6
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4th 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 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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 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 Gdansk Poland, 17,000 workers go on strike at the Lenin Shipyard, marking the beginning of the Solidarity movement
  • Aug 16th Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 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
  • Aug 20th Pitts Omar Moreno steals record 70 bases for 3rd consecutive season

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 782

  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 10th 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 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, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 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, Canadian baseball player (Los Angeles Angels), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 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, English golfer (2013 U.S. Open), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 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

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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