August 1980 calendar

August 1980

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1980.
The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1980: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1980?


  • 01 Aug 1980 Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03
  • 02 Aug 1980 Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
  • 03 Aug 1980 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
  • 04 Aug 1980 John andYoko begin recording Double Fantasy
  • 05 Aug 1980 Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager
  • 07 Aug 1980 Hurricane Allen ravages Caribisch area, about 70 killed
  • 08 Aug 1980 LBV Conference Center and Club Lake Villas open
  • 09 Aug 1980 Belgian constitution revised
  • 10 Aug 1980 62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill, New York
  • 11 Aug 1980 Angola revises its constitution
  • 13 Aug 1980 Suriname President Johan Ferrier ousted
  • 14 Aug 1980 17,000 workers strike in Gdansk, Poland
  • 16 Aug 1980 Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
  • 17 Aug 1980 Blackstone closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • 19 Aug 1980 George Brett ends hitting streak at 30
  • 20 Aug 1980 Mt Everest climbed by Italian Reinhold Messner, alone
  • 21 Aug 1980 Linda Ronstadt opens in Pirates of Penzance on Broadway
  • 22 Aug 1980 Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
  • 24 Aug 1980 Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
  • 25 Aug 1980 42nd Street opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances
  • 26 Aug 1980 Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick
  • 27 Aug 1980 Chon Doo Hwan elected President of South Korea
  • 31 Aug 1980 Oklahoma! closes at Palace Theater NYC after 301 performances
  • 01 Aug 1980 Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the world's first democratically elected female head of state.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1980?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Magicyoutube
  2. - Sailingyoutube
  3. - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
  4. - Upside Downyoutube
  5. - Little Jeannie

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Xanadu
  2. - The Winner Takes It All
  3. - Use It Up And Wear It Out
  4. - Upside Downyoutube
  5. - Jump To The Beat


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1980?

Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz

Princess Daisy


She was born Princess Marguerite Alexandrovna Valensky. Everyone called her Daisy. She was a beautiful blonde beauty who lived in the world of aristocrats, and many wealthy people. Her father was a Russian nobleman and prince.

The Second Coming by Walker Percy

The Second Coming


Will Barrett, also the hero in Percy’s The Last Gentleman, is a lonely widower who suffers from severe depression and decides to stop living.

The Origin by Irving Stone

The Origin


His 1831 voyage aboard H.M.S. From his 1831 voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, to his death in 1882. Charles Darwin encounters opposition and endures grueling sea journeys.

Firestarter by Stephen King



Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic "terrifying...gripping" (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller--"his highest farenheit reading yet" (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an …

Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins

Anatomy Of An Illness


Norman Cousins' groundbreaking, best-selling book on how to combat life-threatening illnesses through humor is Anatomy of an Illness. It was written by a patient who spoke for the first time.