July 1980 calendar

July 1980

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1980?


  • 01 Jul 1980 Steve Overt runs world record 3:48.8 mile in Oslo, Norway.
  • 03 Jul 1980 1st US Seniors Golf Open: Roberto deVicenzo
  • 04 Jul 1980 Nolan Ryan strikes out Ceasar Geronimo to record his 3000th career strike out.
  • 05 Jul 1980 87th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats C Evert (61 76)
  • 06 Jul 1980 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 07 Jul 1980 Jineane Ford, (AZ) replaces S Weatherly (Miss Universe) as 29th Miss USA
  • 08 Jul 1980 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA
  • 09 Jul 1980 7 die in a stampede to see Pope in Brazil
  • 10 Jul 1980 Alexandra Palace burns down for a second time.
  • 11 Jul 1980 American hostage Richard I Queen freed by Iran
  • 15 Jul 1980 A severe and destructive thunderstorm strikes four counties in western Wisconsin, including the city of Eau Claire. It causes over US$250 million in damage, and one person is killed.
  • 16 Jul 1980 Polish railway workers block railway to Russia
  • 17 Jul 1980 Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes President
  • 18 Jul 1980 Failed attack on Iran ex-premier Bakhtiar in Neuilly France
  • 19 Jul 1980 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; US and others boycott
  • 20 Jul 1980 109th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 271 at Muirfield Gullane
  • 21 Jul 1980 Jean-Claude Droyer climbs the Eiffel Tower in 2 hours 18 minutes.
  • 23 Jul 1980 Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya
  • 24 Jul 1980 The Quietly Confident Quartet of Australia wins the Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay at the Moscow Olympics, the only time the United States has not won the event at Olympic level.
  • 25 Jul 1980 Train crash at Winsum, 9 die
  • 27 Jul 1980 Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead
  • 30 Jul 1980 Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
  • 31 Jul 1980 John Phillips of Mamas and Papas is arrested on drug charges

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

Cup Fever

Cup Fever

Directed by: David Bracknell

Starring: Bernard Cribbins, Sonia Graham, Dermot Kelly, David Lodge

Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulev

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Nishikant Kamat

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor



Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

Sweethearts on Parade

Sweethearts on Parade

Directed by: Marshall Neilan

Starring: Alice White, Lloyd Hughes, Marie Prevost, Kenneth Thomson


Which were the most popular books released in July 1980?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free

The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler

The Third Wave


The Third Wave makes startling sense of the violent changes now battering our world. Its sweeping synthesis casts fresh light on our new forms of marriage and family, on today's dramatic changes

Smiley'S People by John le Carré

Smiley'S People


From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

The Bleeding Heart by Marilyn French

The Bleeding Heart


Dolores and Victor, both parents, both successful in their careers, both living in England without their families, both old enough to know better - meet on the train to Oxford and

Men In Love by Nancy Friday

Men In Love


An extraordinary, explicitly masculine journey, Men In Love develops a startlingly honest portrayal of what it means to be a man in contemporary America.

Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer

Kane & Abel


William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men, born on the same day, on opposite sides of the