July 1980 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Steve Overt runs world record 3:48.8 mile in Oslo
  • Jul 1 'O Canada' officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
  • Jul 2 Julie Marie Bryan, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Young Woman of Yr
  • 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
  • Jul 7 Institution of Sharia law in Iran
  • Jul 7 The Safra massacre in Lebanon.

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 temperature
  • 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 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 16 Polish railway workers block railway to Russia
  • Jul 17 Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes president
  • Jul 17 Zenko Suzuki becomes premier of Japan
  • 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 USSR's Walter Polovchak is placed in US custody at 12 after his asylum application
  • 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 28 Peru adopts constitution, Fernando Belaúnde Terry becomes president
  • Jul 30 Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain & France
  • Jul 31 John Phillips of Mamas & Papas is arrested on drug charges
  • Jul 31 Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36
  • Jul 31 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 12 US Senator Elizabeth Warren (31) weds law professor Bruce Mann

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Charles Percy Snow, British writer (Friends & Associates), dies at 75
  • Jul 4 Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (b. 1895)
  • Jul 12 John W Davis, President (WV State college), dies at 92
  • Jul 13 Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana (1966-80), dies of pancreatic cancer at 59
  • Jul 17 Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician (b. 1890)
  • Jul 22 Fred Kaps [Abram PA Bongers], magician (world champ 1955), dies at 54
  • Jul 23 Sarto Fournier, Mayor of Montreal (b. 1908)
  • Jul 23 Mollie Steimer, anarchist agitator and American political prisoner (b. 1897)
  • Jul 26 Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (b. 1928)

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Jul 27 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (1941-79), dies in Cairo at 60

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi