What Happened in 1980 (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 778

  • Oct 5 Formal opening of meditation hall of Zenshin Temple in Riverdale, the Bronx NYC

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Oct 5 Kathy Whitworth/Donna Caponi Young win Portland Ping Team Golf Champ

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Oct 5 Yanks set AL attendance mark at 2,627,417
  • Oct 5 31st Formula One WDC: Alan Jones wins by 13 points
  • Oct 6 Guyana adopts constitution
  • Oct 6 John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) sentenced to 3 months inprisonment on assault charges
  • Oct 7 Belgium 3rd government of Martens resigns

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Oct 8 After playing two shows at the Madison Square Garden, Bob Marley collapsed in Central Park while jogging, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • Oct 8 British Leyland starts selling Mini Metro
  • Oct 8 USSR & Syria sign peace treaty
  • Oct 8 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Oct 9 1st consumer use of home banking by computer by United American Bank in Knoxville Tn
  • Oct 9 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz
  • Oct 10 4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria
  • Oct 10 Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated
  • Oct 10 Yanks lose 4-2 & are swept by Royals in AL Championship series
  • Oct 10 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat New York Yankees, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 11 Cosmonauts Popov & Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days
  • Oct 11 Dallas Mavericks first game at Reunion Arena, beat San Antonio 103-92
  • Oct 11 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 12 "Your Arm's Too Short to Box" closes at Ambassador NYC after 149 performances
  • Oct 12 7 stabbed at Blood, Sweat & Tears concert in LA
  • Oct 12 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
  • Oct 12 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Houston Astros, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 13 14th Country Music Association Award: Barbara Mandrell, Emmylou Harris & George Jones wins
  • Oct 13 Unprovoked slayings of 6 blacks in Buffalo, NY
  • Oct 14 Phils rally from 4-0 deficit to beat the Royals, 7-6 to take WS opener

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Oct 14 Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court

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

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Oct 15 George Brett is forced out of World Series with hemorrhoids

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Oct 15 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Lawrence R Klein
  • Oct 16 "Brigadoon" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 133 performances
  • Oct 16 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Oct 17 1st-class debut of Mike Whitney, NSW v Qld (2-52 & 1-39)
  • Oct 18 Brooke Alexander, 18, of Hawaii, crowned Miss World USA
  • Oct 18 Detroit blocks 21 Atlanta shots setting NBA record (double OT)
  • Oct 19 Steve McPeak rides 101'9" unicycle
  • Oct 21 "Banjo Dancing" opens at Century Theater NYC for 38 performances
  • Oct 21 1st (& only) time Phillies win World Series (in 98 years)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 21 Mikhail Gorbachev elected member of Politburo

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Oct 21 Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history
  • Oct 22 4th government of Martens forms in Belgium
  • Oct 22 New South Korean constitution comes into effect
  • Oct 23 "Tintypes" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 93 performances
  • Oct 23 McCosker (168) & Dyson (152) make 319 opening stand cricket, NSW v WA
  • Oct 23 Soviet PM Nikolai Tichonov succeeds Alexei Kosygin, due to illness
  • Oct 24 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 24 Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar

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Oct 24 John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Oct 24 Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 25 Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver

Music release#1 in the Charts

Oct 25 Barbra Streisand's "Guilty" album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Oct 26 10th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3
  • Oct 26 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
  • Oct 26 St Louis Cards sack Balt Colt QBs an NFL record tying 12 times
  • Oct 27 Astros owner John McMullen replaces GM Tal Smith with Al Rosen
  • Oct 27 Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph
  • Oct 30 Honduras & El Salvador settle their boundary dispute
  • Oct 30 NASA launches Flt Satcom-4
  • Oct 31 Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)
  • Oct 31 Polish government recognizes Solidarity trade union
  • Oct 31 Senegal routes troops to Gambia due to Libyan threat
  • Nov 1 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Nov 3 Ianford Wilson's "5th of July" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 3 Walter Hass Jr becomes CEO of Oakland A's
  • Nov 4 Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2)
  • Nov 4 Libyan invasion in Chad
  • Nov 4 Ronald Reagan (R) defeats incumbant US President Jimmy Carter (D) by a landslide
  • Nov 4 Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro baseball's all-time HR run king with 868, retires
  • Nov 4 Steve Carlton wins 3rd NL Cy Young Awards
  • Nov 8 Voyager 1 space probe discovers 15th moon of Saturn

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Nov 9 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Nov 9 Tatsuko Ohsako wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 10 Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays $12.55 fare
  • Nov 10 Poland acknowledges Solidarity union
  • Nov 10 Iraq captures southern port of Khorramshahr
  • Nov 11 Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37

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Nov 11 Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Nov 12 Baltimore's Steve Stone wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 12 NYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana
  • Nov 12 US space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn
  • Nov 13 US spacecraft Voyager 1 sent back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn
  • Nov 13 Gabriella Brum, 18, of West Germany crowned 30th Miss World; she resigns the next day because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend
  • Nov 14 Guinee-Bissau premier Vieira fires president Luis Cabral
  • Nov 14 Kimberley Santos, 19 of Guam, crowned 30th Miss World
  • Nov 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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Nov 15 Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Nov 15 30th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB Doug Williams throws for 486 yards
  • Nov 17 John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK
  • Nov 17 WHHM Television in Washington, D.C., becomes the first African-American public-broadcasting television station
  • Nov 18 "Heaven's Gate" premieres
  • Nov 18 Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP
  • Nov 18 Honduras & El Salvador signs peace (after "soccer war" 1969)

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Nov 19 CBS TV bans Calvin Klein's jean ad featuring Brooke Shields

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields
  • Nov 20 Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight
  • Nov 20 UA withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for re-editing
  • Nov 20 United Nations Gulf War mediator Olof Palme makes first unsuccessful peace shuttle between Tehran and Baghdad
  • Nov 21 Dallas' "Who Shot JR?" episode (Kristen) gets a 53.3 rating (83 mill) in the US
  • Nov 21 Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84
  • Nov 21 Gene Michael named 25th Yank mgr, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 782

  • Sep 22 Fernanda Tavares, Brazilian supermodel
  • Sep 23 Cameron Litvack, American television producer
  • Sep 24 Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer
  • Sep 24 John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer
  • Sep 24 Daniele Bennati, Italian professional road racing cyclist
  • Sep 24 Dean Canto, Australian racing driver
  • Sep 25 T.I., American rapper
  • Sep 26 Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver
  • Sep 26 Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey players
  • Sep 29 Sarah Sucher, Miss Iowa Teen USA (1997)
  • Sep 29 Dallas Green, Canadian musician (Alexisonfire, City and Colour)
  • Sep 29 Zachary Levi, American actor
  • Sep 29 Patrick Agyemang, English footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 30 Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis star (5 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Košice, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • Sep 30 Camilla D'Errico, Canadian comic book artist and painter
  • Oct 2 Shane Andrus, National Football League kicker
  • Oct 3 Sheldon Brookbank, Canadian hockey player
  • Oct 4 Jimmy Workman, actor (Pugsley-Addams Family)
  • Oct 4 Kristina Lenko, Canadian ice skater
  • Oct 4 Me'Lisa Barber, American athlete
  • Oct 4 Sarah Fisher, American race car driver
  • Oct 4 Tim Peper, American actor
  • Oct 4 Tomáš Rosický, Czech footballer
  • Oct 5 Paul Thomas, American bassist (Good Charlotte)
  • Oct 6 Abdoulaye Méïté, French footballer
  • Oct 7 Edison Chen, Canadian-born actor
  • Oct 8 Andria Gayle Mullins, Miss Texas Teen USA (Teen with Style-1997)
  • Oct 8 Mike Mizanin, American wrestler

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 8 Nick Cannon, American actor and rapper (Love Don't Cost a Thing), born in San Diego, California

Actor & Rapper Nick Cannon
Actor & Rapper
Nick Cannon
  • Oct 9 Ibrahim Fazeel, Maldivian Ffotballer
  • Oct 9 Henrik Zetterberg, Swedish ice hockey player
  • Oct 10 Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer
  • Oct 10 Tim Maurer, American singer (Suburban Legends)
  • Oct 10 Sherine, Egyptian singer
  • Oct 11 Nyron Nosworthy, English footballer
  • Oct 13 Magne Hoseth, Norwegian footballer
  • Oct 13 Ashanti, American singer
  • Oct 13 Scott Parker, English footballer
  • Oct 13 Jon Micah Sumrall, American singer (Kutless)
  • Oct 14 Paul Ambrosi, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Oct 14 Niels Lodberg, Danish footballer
  • Oct 14 Terrence McGee, American football player
  • Oct 15 Tom Boonen, Belgian cyclist
  • Oct 15 Siiri Nordin, Finnish singer (Killer)
  • Oct 16 Jeremy Jackson, actor (Shout, Baywatch), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Oct 16 Sue Bird, American basketball player
  • Oct 16 Timana Tahu, Australian Rugby League player
  • Oct 17 Alessandro Piccolo, Italian racing driver
  • Oct 17 Ekaterina Gamova, Russian volleyball player
  • Oct 19 Benjamin Salisbury, actor (Brighton Sheffield-Nanny), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Oct 20 Gary Jarman, English musician
  • Oct 20 Jose Veras, Dominican baseball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 21 Kim [KImberly] Kardashian, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in Los Angeles, California

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
  • Oct 21 Brian Pittman, American musician (Relient K)
  • Oct 22 Garrett Tierney, American musician (Brand New)
  • Oct 23 Jade Davidson, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • Oct 23 Pedro Liriano, Dominican baseball player
  • Oct 24 James Killian, American football player
  • Oct 24 Monica, American singer
  • Oct 24 Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer
  • Oct 24 Zac Posen, American fashion designer
  • Oct 25 Ilana Goldfogel, pairs skater (& Erik Schulz), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 25 Mehcad Brooks, American actor and former model
  • Oct 26 Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer
  • Oct 27 Tanel Padar, Estonian singer
  • Oct 27 Cassia Riley, American model
  • Oct 28 Kanzi, Most Literate Non-Human
  • Oct 28 Alan Smith, English footballer
  • Oct 28 Christy Hemme, American professional wrestler
  • Oct 28 Dimitri Liakopoulos, Greek actor
  • Oct 29 Ben Foster, American actor
  • Oct 29 B.J. Sams, American football player
  • Oct 30 Sarah Carter, Canadian actress
  • Oct 30 Choi Hong-man, South Korean kickboxer
  • Oct 31 Eddie Kaye Thomas, American actor,
  • Oct 31 Samaire Armstrong, American actress
  • Oct 31 Alondra de la Parra, Mexican founder and artistic director of the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas
  • Nov 2 Kim So-yeon, South Korean actress
  • Nov 4 Sabrina Colie, Jamaican actress
  • Nov 4 Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Apia, Samoa
  • Nov 4 Richard Owens, American football player
  • Nov 4 Marcy Rylan, American actress
  • Nov 5 Christoph Metzelder, German footballer
  • Nov 5 Jaime Camara, Brazilian racing driver
  • Nov 5 Eva González, Spanish model and beauty queen
  • Nov 7 Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast
  • Nov 7 James Franklin, New Zealand Cricket player
  • Nov 7 Luciana Salazar, Argentine model and actress
  • Nov 8 Ana Vidovic, classical guitarist
  • Nov 8 Luis Fabiano, Brazilian footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 9 Vanessa Minnillo, Filipino-born American TV personality (Entertainment Tonight), born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines

TV Personality & Model Vanessa Minnillo
TV Personality & Model
Vanessa Minnillo
  • Nov 9 James Harper, English footballer
  • Nov 9 Dominique Maltais, Quebec snowboarder
  • Nov 10 Calvin Chen, One of the four members of the Taiwanese boy band, Fei Lun Hai/Fahrenhiet
  • Nov 10 Troy Bell, American basketball player
  • Nov 10 Donté Stallworth, American football player
  • Nov 11 Willie Parker, American football player
  • Nov 12 Trent Acid, American professional wrestler

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Nov 12 Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor (The Notebook, Drive), born in London, Ontario

  • Nov 13 Monique Coleman, American actress (High School Musical), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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