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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 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 February 1980: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1980?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1980 Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
  • 02 Feb 1980 (to February 3) New Mexico State Penitentiary inmates riot; 33 are killed and more than 100 injured.
  • 03 Feb 1980 Muhammed Ali tours Africa as US President Jimmy Carter's envoy.
  • 04 Feb 1980 Bani Sadr sworn in as Premier of Iran
  • 05 Feb 1980 32nd NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-3 at Detroit.
  • 09 Feb 1980 Rick Barry, Houston Rockets, is first in NBA to score eight 3-point goals in a game.
  • 10 Feb 1980 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.
  • 12 Feb 1980 Canterbury Tales opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 13 Feb 1980 Apollo Computer is incorporated.
  • 14 Feb 1980 West Side Story opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 341 performances
  • 15 Feb 1980 Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 500 metre in 38.03 seconds.
  • 16 Feb 1980 Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France.
  • 17 Feb 1980 Buddy Baker wins Daytona 500 (177.6 mph / 285.8 km/h)
  • 18 Feb 1980 Billy Wyman said he will leave Rolling Stones in 1983 (Sure!)
  • 19 Feb 1980 Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1000 metre in 1:15.18.
  • 20 Feb 1980 Actress Susan Dey (LA Law) weds producer Bernard Sofronski
  • 21 Feb 1980 Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1500 metre in 1:55.44.
  • 22 Feb 1980 USA beats USSR in Olympic hockey 4-3 en route to a gold medal
  • 23 Feb 1980 13th Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, New York
  • 24 Feb 1980 Canterbury Tales closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 25 Feb 1980 Coup ousts Prime Minister Henck Arron of Suriname
  • 26 Feb 1980 Military coup under Desi Bouterse in Suriname
  • 27 Feb 1980 Israel and Egypt exchange ambassadors
  • 28 Feb 1980 The Well-Tuned Piano by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 h 12 m)
  • 29 Feb 1980 Michael Bracey ends 59 hours 55 minutes trapped in an elevator, England.

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Movies

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Directed by: Robert Wiene

Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Country: United States of America

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Country: United States of America

Bombay

Bombay

Directed by: Mani Ratnam

Starring: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Kitty, Master Harsha

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1980?
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Portraits by Cynthia Freeman

Portraits

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From New York’s Lower East Side to San Francisco, four generations of an immigrant family in America come to vivid life in this timeless saga by bestselling author Cynthia FreemanIn an

The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment

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Arthur Pendragon is King! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause --

Sophie's Choice by William Styron

Sophie's Choice

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Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan …

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate

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How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate , covers the latest tax laws, and shows how you can realize greater profits than ever before-even.

Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins

Memories Of Another Day

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“Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…” —Publishers Weekly “His characters are compelling, his dialogue is dramatic, and his style is simple and straightforward.”