Historical Events in 1980 (Part 3)

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  • 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
  • Aug 20 Reinhold Messner of Italy is 1st to solo ascent Mt Everest
  • Aug 20 Cleve Dan Spillner, 545 ERA, is 2 outs from a no-hitter when White Sox rookie Leo Sutherland singles
  • Aug 20 UN Security Council condemns (14-0, US abstains) Israeli declaration that all of Jerusalem is its capital
  • Aug 21 Linda Ronstadt opens in "Pirates of Penzance" on Broadway
  • Aug 22 Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
  • Aug 22 Leaders of Port Elizabeth's Black secondary school children in South Africa decided to end a four month boycott of classes
  • Aug 23 Charlie Finley sells A's for $127M to Haas (owners of Levi Strauss)
  • Aug 24 Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 24 Jozef Pinkovski replaces Poland premier Babiuch
  • Aug 25 Gower Champion's musical "42nd Street" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances
  • Aug 25 Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
  • Aug 26 Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick
  • Aug 26 John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada.
  • Aug 27 Chon Doo Hwan elected president of South Korea
  • Aug 28 37th Venice Film Festival: "Atlantic City" directed by Louis Malle and "Gloria" directed by John Cassavetes jointly awarded Golden Lion (first since 1968)
  • Aug 31 "Oklahoma!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 301 performances
  • Aug 31 80th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Hal Sutton
  • Aug 31 Poland's Solidarity trade union federations forms and is offically recognised by the Polish goverment
  • Aug 31 The Gdańsk Agreement is signed.
  • Sep 1 Dutch embassy in Israel moves from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 15th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,103,787

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 1 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 1 Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • Sep 2 John Arlott commentates on his last game, England v Australia at Lord's
  • Sep 4 Yes performs its last concert (Madison Square Garden)
  • Sep 5 Poland party leader Edward Gierek resigns
  • Sep 5 World's longest road tunnel, St Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens
  • Sep 6 Chantal Langlace sets women's record for fastest 100K run (7h27m22s)
  • Sep 6 US College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for Macalester College (St. Paul)
  • Sep 6 Susan Powell (Okla), 21, crowned 53rd Miss America 1981
  • Sep 6 Macalaster U of St Paul, Minn beating Mount Senario 17-14
  • Sep 6 100th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Hana Mandlikova (5-7, 6-1, 6-1)
  • Sep 7 32nd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ed Asner & Barbara Bel Geddes win. Notable for going ahead despite 51 of the 52 nominated performers boycotting the event due to a strike by members of the Screen Actors Guild.
  • Sep 7 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Series of Women's Golf
  • Sep 7 Cape Verde adopts its constitution
  • Sep 7 Earnest Gray becomes 2nd NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs St Louis)
  • Sep 7 Oakland A's pitch record 78th complete game of season
  • Sep 7 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Barth Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 100th Men's U.S. Open: U.S. Open John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Sep 8 Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely due to drug arrest
  • Sep 10 Expos Bill Gullickson, sets rookie record of striking out 18
  • Sep 10 Peter Comita replaces Tom Peterson of Cheap Trick
  • Sep 11 Chile adopts its constitution
  • Sep 11 Ron LeFlore (91st) & Rodney Scott (58th), set teammate steal record
  • Sep 12 Military coup under General Kenan Evren in Turkey
  • Sep 13 1st United Negro College Fund
  • Sep 13 5th Toronto International Film Festival: "Bad Timing" directed by Nicolas Roeg wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 14 "Charlie & Algernon" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • Sep 14 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • Sep 14 Dwight Clark begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 15 Paul McCartney releases "Temporary Secretary"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 17 "Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres

Actress/Singer Bette Midler
Bette Midler
  • Sep 17 Iraq under Saddam Hussein signs accord with Algeria
  • Sep 17 South Korea opposition leader Kim Dae Jung sentenced to death
  • Sep 17 Oak A's Rick Langford is removed with 2 outs in 9th inning ending his consecutive complete-game streak at 22
  • Sep 17 Iraq breaks 1975 treaty with Iran and proclaims sovereignty over Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • Sep 18 'Les Miserables' opens at Palais des Sports, Paris
  • Sep 18 Royals Willie Wilson steals AL-record 28 consecutive base
  • Sep 18 Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station
  • Sep 19 Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR)

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 19 "Ordinary People" directed by Robert Redford and starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore and Judd Hirsch is released (Best Picture 1981)

  • Sep 20 Bronze plaque dedicated to memory of Thurman Munson at Yankee Stadium
  • Sep 20 George Brett goes 0-for-4 dropping his avg below .400 for good
  • Sep 20 Spectacular Bid runs in Belmont alone as 3 horses drop out
  • Sep 21 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
  • Sep 21 LA Ram Johnnie Johnson scores a 99 yard interception
  • Sep 21 Richard Todd of NY Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record)
  • Sep 21 Kerry GAA beat Roscommon GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 1-9 to 1-6 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row.
  • Sep 22 Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • Sep 22 John Lennon and Yoko Ono sign a recording contract with Geffen Records
  • Sep 23 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens

Music concertMusic Concert

Sep 23 Bob Marley's last concert at Stanley Theatre Pittsburgh

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • Sep 24 Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season
  • Sep 24 Iraqi troops cross Iran's border, encircling Abadan
  • Sep 25 Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show (suit follows)
  • Sep 25 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 25 Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, & Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres
  • Sep 25 The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul.
  • Sep 26 Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed
  • Sep 26 Cuban government closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla"
  • Sep 26 Soyuz 38 returns to Earth
  • Sep 27 WHOT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins on 1620 AM & 92.5 FM
  • Sep 27 Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.
  • Sep 28 "Charlie & Algernon" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • Sep 28 Carl Sagan's 13 part "Cosmos" premieres on PBS
  • Sep 28 Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly Atlantic standing on wing
  • Sep 28 Jerilyn Britz wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • Sep 29 Malcolm McDowell wed Mary Steenburgen
  • Sep 30 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 30 A's Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Sep 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 30 Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
  • Oct 1 Cosmonauts Ryumin & Popov break space endurance record of 176 days
  • Oct 2 Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Oct 2 Michael Myers (D-Pa), is 1st rep expelled in over 100 years (ABSCAM)
  • Oct 3 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Mike Schmidt's 2-run HR clinches NL East title for Phillies

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Oct 4 ABC premiere of Saturday futuristic fantasy cartoon "Thundarr the Barbarian"