Historical Events on April 12, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • BCMA, Black Consciousness Movement of Azania, forms
  • Milwaukee beats Boston Red Sox, 18-1 (Cooper & Money hit grand slams)
  • Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'etat, ending over 130 years of national democratic presidential succession.
  • Terry Fox begins his "Marathon of Hope" at St. John's, Newfoundland
  • US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow Olympic games