Historical Events in 1980 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 778 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

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Nov 21 John Lennon and Yoko Ono pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 21 MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas in fire; 84 die
  • Nov 22 Georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak
  • Nov 23 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
  • Nov 23 68th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10
  • Nov 23 National Black Independent Party forms
  • Nov 25 Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution
  • Nov 25 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Nov 25 Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 v WI Lahore
  • Nov 25 Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship
  • Nov 25 Upper-Volta military coup under Col Saye Zerbo, president Lamizana flees
  • Nov 26 Columbia mated to SRBs & external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building

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Nov 26 Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Nov 27 Soyuz T-3 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
  • Nov 29 45th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-18 in Birmingham
  • Nov 30 "Banjo Dancing" closes at Century Theater NYC after 38 performances
  • Nov 30 "Perfectly Frank" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Nov 30 "West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 341 performances
  • Nov 30 Uruguay's new constitution rejected by referendum
  • Dec 1 46th Heisman Trophy Award: George Rogers, South Carolina (RB)
  • Dec 1 Mel Harris appears on M*A*S*H in "Cementing Relationships"
  • Dec 1 US Justice Dept sues Yonkers siting racial discrimination
  • Dec 2 4 American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador
  • Dec 3 NY Federal jury finds Reps Thompson D-NJ & Murphy, D-NY, guilty
  • Dec 4 2 months after death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin breaks up
  • Dec 4 Islanders end 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2) (Col Rockies)
  • Dec 5 Bank of Canada's Canadian Currency Museum opens
  • Dec 6 Jim Bakker rapes Jessica Hahn
  • Dec 6 NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 502
  • Dec 7 69th Davis Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Italy in Prague (4-1)
  • Dec 8 "Bravo" network premieres on cable TV
  • Dec 8 Annie Leibovitz has a photo-shoot with John Lennon, the last person to professionally photograph him before his death
  • Dec 9 61°F in Boston at 1 AM
  • Dec 10 Soyuz T-3 returns to Earth
  • Dec 10 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Dec 11 Dirk Wellham scores 100 on 1st-class debut, NSW v Victoria
  • Dec 11 The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (known as either CERCLA or Superfund) is enacted by the U.S. Congress.

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 11 "Magnum P.I." starring Tom Selleck premieres on CBS

  • Dec 12 US's copyright law amended to include computer programs
  • Dec 13 "Perfectly Frank" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Dec 14 "Onward Victoria" opens/closes at Martin Beck NYC for 1 performance
  • Dec 14 Anders Kailur scores on 6th Islander penalty shot
  • Dec 14 At 2 PM EST there is 10 minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon
  • Dec 14 Minnesota Vikings pass for 456 yards against Cleveland Browns, winning 28-24
  • Dec 14 Nancy Lopez/Curtis Strange wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 14 New Orleans Saints end 14 game losing streak, beat NY Jets 21-20
  • Dec 14 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 14 Massacre at Bob's Big Boy restaurant in Los Angeles with 3 people killed and 6 injured
  • Dec 15 NY Yankee Dave Winfield becomes highest-paid player, 10 years $15M
  • Dec 15 Premier Queddei troops conquers Chad capital N'djamena
  • Dec 15 ZBZ Sangha registered after 5 yrs of administrative hassles in Warsaw
  • Dec 16 President-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state
  • Dec 17 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 17 Mauritania provisional constitution published
  • Dec 18 Bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Sq Garden
  • Dec 18 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts minister Van Agts abortion laws
  • Dec 18 IRA's Sean McKenna becomes critically ill, ends hunger strike
  • Dec 18 Vietnam adopts constitution
  • Dec 19 Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts
  • Dec 19 Iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages
  • Dec 19 Mutual Broadcasting cancels Sears Radio Theater

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 19 "Raging Bull", directed by Martin Scorsese starring Robert De Niro as boxer Jake LaMotta and Cathy Moriarty as his wife, is released

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actor Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
Actress Cathy Moriarty
Cathy Moriarty
  • Dec 20 NBC broadcasts NY Jets' 24-17 win over Dolphins without audio
  • Dec 20 USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin
  • Dec 21 Harold Carmichael ends NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
  • Dec 22 Cardinals release outfielder Bobby Bonds
  • Dec 22 US President-elect Ronald Reagan appoints J Kirkpatrick (UN) & James Watt (Interior)
  • Dec 23 Sam Shepard's "True West" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 24 Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds
  • Dec 26 Aeroflot puts the Ilyushin Il-86 into service.
  • Dec 26 10th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Penn State beats #11 Ohio State, 31-19
  • Dec 27 Calvin Murphy (Rockets) begins longest NBA free throw streak of 78
  • Dec 28 Mexico terminated fishing agreements with US
  • Dec 29 Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A
  • Dec 30 "Wonderful World of Disney" last performance on NBC-TV
  • Dec 31 A Jewish owned hotel in Nairobi Kenya is bombed killing 18
  • Dec 31 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks
  • Dec 31 Senegal president Leopold Senghor resigns