1980: On This Year


1980 (MCMLXXX in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1980th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1980 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1980 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1980, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1980, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1980, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1980, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1980.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1980 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1980 known for ?

  • Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebook sold for over $5 million in 1980. In this year that saw the rise of heavy metal. The publishing of the first UK Indie chart was in 1980 as well. Bon Scott the lead singer of the heavy metal band AC/DC died in London. ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ became the highest grossing film of the year at the box office.
  • It was a tough year for two of ex-Beatles members, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Paul McCartney who with his band Wings returned to Japan since 1966 the last time the Beatles were there. Possession of narcotics led to his arrest at the airport. His incarceration ended on January 25. On December 8, the world was shocked to hear that John Lennon was dead. Mark David Chapman shot the iconic Beatles singer twice in the back just outside his New York apartment. Thousands of people held vigils in New York’s Central Park and other cities in the world to mourn his death.
  • On June 1, Time Warner Company launched CNN, the world’s first ever 24-hour international news television channel. At 6 p.m. EST, CNN began its broadcast with a story about the assassination attempt of Vernon Jordan a civil rights leader and activist, from their headquarters in Atlanta Georgia. Today, CNN is accessible to more than 160 million households and business across the world.
  • In 1980, the cold war was creating tension across the world, and the two main sides were the USA and Russia. Coincidentally, Moscow was the host of the 1980 Olympics. Due to the supremacy wars between the two countries, the then USA President, Jimmy Carter announced that USA athletes would not participate in the 1980 Olympics. This declaration was after Russia refused to honor Jimmy Carter's order for them to withdraw their forces from Afghanistan.
  • The year 1980 marked the beginning of an era of fashion freedoms and it saw the rise of designer’s clothes with vivid and bright colors. Also, the year set off the phenomenon of hippies.

Your place in the Universe on 1980

We are proud to bring you the most beautiful and accurate map of the stars on your day

Get your map!
star banner

Find out more about your Moon Sign

A personalized Reading based on your birthdate

Get your FREE Moon Reading

1980: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1980, during the 53rd Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 31/03/1981 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1980:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1980?

Ordinary People
The Oscar for Best Movie went to Ordinary People, directed by Robert Redford, starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1980?

Ordinary People
The Oscar for Best Director went to Robert Redford, for the movie Ordinary People, starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1980?

Raging Bull
The Oscar for Best Actor went to Robert De Niro, for the movie Raging Bull, starring Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1980?

Coal Miner's Daughter
The Oscar for Best Actress went to Sissy Spacek, for the movie Coal Miner's Daughter, starring Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1980?

Ordinary People
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Timothy Hutton, for the movie Ordinary People, starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1980?

Melvin and Howard
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Mary Steenburgen, for the movie Melvin and Howard, starring Paul Le Mat, Jason Robards, Elizabeth Cheshire, Mary Steenburgen produced in the .
world population

1980: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Ronald Reagan
In 1980, Ronald Reagan was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Reagan was elected President of the United States in 1980, defeating incumbent President Jimmy Carter.

1980: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1980 were:

The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong

The Brethren


The Brethren provides a detailed behind-the scenes account of the Supreme Court's action. Scott Armstrong and Bob Woodward have broken through its secrecy to provide an unparalleled view of the Chief

Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer

Kane & Abel


William Lowell Kane, and Abel Rosnovski were both born on the same day. One was the son of a Boston millionaire while the other was a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men were born on the opposite sides of the Atlantic …

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


How to Become Financially Independent By Investing in Real Estate, covers all the most recent tax laws and shows you how you can make greater profits than ever before.

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.

Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen

Nothing Down


Robert Allen's Nothing Down For the '90s is a bestseller that has sold more than one million copies. It may have helped more people to succeed in real estate than any other book.

Monkey chinese zodiac sign

1980: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1980?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1980 was the Year of the Monkey.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Monkey sign.

Nobel Prize

1980: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

1980: Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?

In 1980 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to:
  • Walter Gilbert
  • Frederick Sanger

1980: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 1980 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
world population

1980: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1980 were Michael, Christopher and Jason for boys and Jennifer, Amanda and Jessica for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1980: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1980 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Michael
  • Christopher
  • Jason
  • David
  • James
  • Matthew
  • Joshua
  • John
  • Robert
  • Joseph

1980: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1980 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Jennifer
  • Amanda
  • Jessica
  • Melissa
  • Sarah
  • Heather
  • Nicole
  • Amy
  • Elizabeth
  • Michelle

vinyl songs

1980: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1980, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Another One Bites The Dust by Queen

1980: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1980 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Another One Bites The Dust by Queen
  2. Upside Down by Diana Ross
  3. Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd
  4. Call Me by Blondie
  5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
  6. Coming Up by Paul McCartney
  7. Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand
  8. Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) by Paul McCartney
  9. Little Jeannie by Elton John
  10. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel

1980: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1980, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Super Trouper by Abba

1980: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1980 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Super Trouper by Abba
  2. Crying by Don McLean
  3. Ashes To Ashes by David Bowie
  4. No Doubt About It by Hot Chocolate
  5. Going Underground / Dreams Of Children by The Jam
  6. Use It Up And Wear It Out by Odyssey
  7. My Girl by Madness
  8. Geno by Dexy's Midnight Runners
  9. Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand
  10. Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police

1980: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1980 were:



Release year: 1980

Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Shining

The Shining

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

Release year: 1980

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Country: United States of America

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Country: United States of America

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

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

world population

1980: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1980 was 4,458,003,514 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 39.0% of the total population, which is roughly 1.7 billion individuals.The annual population change in 1980 was an increase of +77.5 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.77% over the previous year.The average population density in 1980 was 19 persons per square mile (or 30 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 1980?

Here's what happened in 1980:

  • Jan 1, 1980: International Decade of Water & Sanitation begins
  • Jan 2, 1980: US President Jimmy Carter asks the Senate to postpone action on the SALT II nuclear weapons treaty and recalls the U.S. ambassador to Moscow.
  • Jan 3, 1980: Gold hits record US$634 an ounce.
  • Jan 4, 1980: President Carter announces US boycott of Moscow Olympics
  • Jan 6, 1980: Global Positioning System time epoch begins at 00:00 UTC.
  • Jan 7, 1980: U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs legislation approving $1.5 billion in loan guarantees to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.
  • Jan 9, 1980: 63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Jan 10, 1980: Last broadcast of Rockford Files on NBC
  • Jan 11, 1980: Debut of Pretenders
  • Jan 12, 1980: Mike Bratz (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
  • Jan 13, 1980: King of Schnorrers closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 63 performances
  • Jan 14, 1980: Blues Brothers movie with Dan Akwoyd and John Belushi opens
  • Jan 16, 1980: Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession
  • Jan 17, 1980: NASA launches Fltsatcom-3.
  • Jan 18, 1980: Gold reaches $1,000 an oz
  • Jan 20, 1980: President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow
  • Jan 21, 1980: Gold hits record $850 an ounce
  • Jan 22, 1980: Dissidents Andrei Sacharov and Jelena Bonner banished to Gorki
  • Jan 24, 1980: The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad is ordered to be liquidated due to bankruptcy.
  • Jan 25, 1980: Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail and deported
  • Jan 26, 1980: 175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Jan 27, 1980: Near Livermore, California, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurs.
  • Jan 28, 1980: 37th Golden Globes: Dustin Hoffman and Sally Field win.
  • Jan 29, 1980: 6 Iranian held US hostages escape with help of Canadians
  • Jan 31, 1980: Police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41.
  • Feb 1, 1980: Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
  • Feb 2, 1980: (to February 3) New Mexico State Penitentiary inmates riot; 33 are killed and more than 100 injured.
  • Feb 3, 1980: Muhammed Ali tours Africa as US President Jimmy Carter's envoy.
  • Feb 4, 1980: Bani Sadr sworn in as Premier of Iran
  • Feb 5, 1980: 32nd NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-3 at Detroit.
  • Feb 9, 1980: Rick Barry, Houston Rockets, is first in NBA to score eight 3-point goals in a game.
  • Feb 10, 1980: Jane Blalock wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.
  • Feb 12, 1980: Canterbury Tales opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Feb 13, 1980: Apollo Computer is incorporated.
  • Feb 14, 1980: West Side Story opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 341 performances
  • Feb 15, 1980: Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 500 metre in 38.03 seconds.
  • Feb 16, 1980: Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France.
  • Feb 17, 1980: Buddy Baker wins Daytona 500
  • Feb 18, 1980: Billy Wyman said he will leave Rolling Stones in 1983
  • Feb 19, 1980: Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1000 metre in 1:15.18.
  • Feb 20, 1980: Actress Susan Dey (LA Law) weds producer Bernard Sofronski
  • Feb 21, 1980: Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1500 metre in 1:55.44.
  • Feb 22, 1980: USA beats USSR in Olympic hockey 4-3 en route to a gold medal
  • Feb 23, 1980: 13th Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, New York
  • Feb 24, 1980: Canterbury Tales closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Feb 25, 1980: Coup ousts Prime Minister Henck Arron of Suriname
  • Feb 26, 1980: Military coup under Desi Bouterse in Suriname
  • Feb 27, 1980: Israel and Egypt exchange ambassadors
  • Feb 28, 1980: The Well-Tuned Piano by La Monte Young premieres
  • Feb 29, 1980: Michael Bracey ends 59 hours 55 minutes trapped in an elevator, England.
  • Mar 1, 1980: CTUC, Commonwealth Trade Union Council, established
  • Mar 2, 1980: 3rd Islander scoreless tie - Penguins in Pittsburgh
  • Mar 3, 1980: The USS Nautilus is decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.
  • Mar 4, 1980: 40th hat trick in New York Islanders' history-Mike Bossy.
  • Mar 5, 1980: Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49.
  • Mar 6, 1980: Emmy 7th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 1st time
  • Mar 8, 1980: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Mar 9, 1980: Flemish / Walloon battles in Belgium, 40 injured
  • Mar 10, 1980: Willard Scott becomes the weather forcaster on the Today Show
  • Mar 12, 1980: Jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of murdering 33 in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Mar 13, 1980: Eric Heiden skates world record 1000 metre (1:13.60).
  • Mar 14, 1980: 3rd Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • Mar 16, 1980: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic.
  • Mar 18, 1980: Vostok rocket exploded on launch pad while being refueled, killing 50
  • Mar 20, 1980: US appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran.
  • Mar 21, 1980: On TV show Dallas, J.R. is shot
  • Mar 22, 1980: The Georgia Guidestones are erected in Elbert County, Georgia.
  • Mar 23, 1980: Shah of Iran arrives in Egypt
  • Mar 24, 1980: Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks
  • Mar 26, 1980: A mine lift cage at the Vaal Reef gold mine in South Africa falls 1.2 miles (1.9 kilometers), killing 23.
  • Mar 27, 1980: Happy New Year opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • Mar 31, 1980: Jesse Owens, American athlete (Olympics-gold-1936), dies in Tucson, Arizona at age 66 (born 1913).
  • Apr 1, 1980: New York City's Transport Works Union Local 100 goes on strike, which continues for 11 days.
  • Apr 2, 1980: Wayne Gretzky becomes first teenager to score 50 goals in an NHL season.
  • Apr 3, 1980: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Apr 6, 1980: Post It Notes are introduced.
  • Apr 7, 1980: Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis
  • Apr 9, 1980: Kings tie NHL rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs. Isles
  • Apr 10, 1980: Samuel Kanyon Doe takes over Liberia in a ''coup d'état'', ending over 130 years of democratic presidential succession in that country.
  • Apr 11, 1980: Paul McCartney releases Coming Up
  • Apr 12, 1980: BCMA, Black Consciousness Movement of Azania, forms
  • Apr 13, 1980: Grease closes at Broadhurst Theater in New York City after 3,388 performances.
  • Apr 14, 1980: 1st Cubans of the Mariel boatlift sail to Florida
  • Apr 15, 1980: Libya and Syria recognize the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • Apr 16, 1980: Delhi beats Bombay by 240 runs to win Ranji Trophy final.
  • Apr 18, 1980: Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) declares independence from United Kingdom. Robert Mugabe becomes Prime Minister.
  • Apr 20, 1980: Cubans begin to arrive in US from Mariel boatlift
  • Apr 21, 1980: Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWWW Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 22, 1980: Jane Froman, singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), dies at age 72.
  • Apr 23, 1980: Soviet submarine catches fire off Japan, nine die.
  • Apr 24, 1980: US military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
  • Apr 25, 1980: Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Wayne Webb.
  • Apr 26, 1980: Iran begins scattering US hostages from the US Embassy.
  • Apr 27, 1980: Barbara Barrow wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic.
  • Apr 28, 1980: Reunion Arena in Dallas opens
  • Apr 30, 1980: Barnum opens at St. James Theater NYC for 854 performances
  • May 1, 1980: Day in Hollywood, A Night... opens at John Golden NYC for 588 performances
  • May 2, 1980: Joseph Doherty and three other Irish Republican Army men arrested for murder.
  • May 3, 1980: Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits his 521st and final HR
  • May 4, 1980: Dodgers bat out of order against Phillies in 1st inning
  • May 5, 1980: Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British commandos and police stormed the building.
  • May 7, 1980: Josip Tito, Yugoslav President, buried
  • May 8, 1980: World Health Organization announces smallpox has been eradicated.
  • May 9, 1980: 35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge
  • May 10, 1980: Happy New Year closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • May 11, 1980: Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament.
  • May 12, 1980: 1st nonstop crossing of US via balloon
  • May 13, 1980: Cincinnati Reds' Ray Knight hits two homeruns in 5th inning versus New York Mets.
  • May 14, 1980: Musical Chairs opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • May 15, 1980: 1st trans-US balloon crossing
  • May 16, 1980: Brian May of rock group Queen collapses on stage with hepatitis
  • May 17, 1980: Kumar Anandan balanced on one foot for 33 hours
  • May 18, 1980: China PR launch 1st intercontinental rocket
  • May 19, 1980: Blackstone opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 104 performances
  • May 20, 1980: Drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss
  • May 21, 1980: Empire Strikes Back premieres
  • May 22, 1980: Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue marry.
  • May 23, 1980: ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton.
  • May 24, 1980: Iran rejects a call to World Court to release US hostages
  • May 25, 1980: Musical Chairs closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • May 26, 1980: Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
  • May 27, 1980: The Gwangju Massacre: Airborne and army troops of South Korea retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias, killing at least 207 and possibly many more.
  • May 28, 1980: Nottingham Forrest wins 25th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid, Spain.
  • May 29, 1980: Billy Bishop Goes to War opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • May 31, 1980: Love Stinks by J Geils Band peaks at #38
  • Jun 1, 1980: 1st transmission of CNN, Cable News Network
  • Jun 3, 1980: Jimmy Carter wins enough delegates for renomination
  • Jun 5, 1980: Soyuz T-2 carries two cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station.
  • Jun 7, 1980: Billy Bishop Goes to War closes at Morosco NYC after 12 performances
  • Jun 8, 1980: 26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little
  • Jun 9, 1980: 14th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers and Loretta Lynn
  • Jun 10, 1980: A Unabomber bomb injures United Airlines president Percy Wood in Lake Forest, Illinois.
  • Jun 11, 1980: K-Ingleside streetcar converts to METRO service
  • Jun 12, 1980: Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests
  • Jun 13, 1980: Deborah Harry / Meat Loaf film, Roadie, premieres
  • Jun 14, 1980: Theme From NY, New York by Frank Sinatra hits #32
  • Jun 15, 1980: Fearless Frank opens at Princess Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Jun 16, 1980: Blues Brothers, premieres in Chicago
  • Jun 17, 1980: Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour
  • Jun 18, 1980: Blues Brothers with Dan Akwoyd and John Belushi premieres
  • Jun 19, 1980: Battle between police and demonstrators in Cape Town, 34 killed
  • Jun 20, 1980: California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 HRs and double to beat Red Sox 20-2
  • Jun 22, 1980: Jim King begins riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
  • Jun 23, 1980: David Letterman Show, debuts on NBC-TV daytime
  • Jun 24, 1980: Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, first horse to win $2 million.
  • Jun 25, 1980: Fearless Frank closes at Princess Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Jun 26, 1980: Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 crashes into the sea near Palermo after an explosion occurs in the air 81 people die. A bomb or a missile is suspected to be the cause of the accident but no culprits are ever found.
  • Jun 27, 1980: 1st female state police graduates
  • Jun 28, 1980: New York City transit fare rises from 50 cents to 60 cents
  • Jun 29, 1980: Sweeney Todd closes at Uris Theater NYC after 557 performances
  • Jun 30, 1980: West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow
  • Jul 1, 1980: Steve Overt runs world record 3:48.8 mile in Oslo, Norway.
  • Jul 3, 1980: 1st US Seniors Golf Open: Roberto deVicenzo
  • Jul 4, 1980: Nolan Ryan strikes out Ceasar Geronimo to record his 3000th career strike out.
  • Jul 5, 1980: 87th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats C Evert
  • Jul 6, 1980: Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jul 7, 1980: Jineane Ford, (AZ) replaces S Weatherly (Miss Universe) as 29th Miss USA
  • Jul 8, 1980: 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA
  • Jul 9, 1980: 7 die in a stampede to see Pope in Brazil
  • Jul 10, 1980: Alexandra Palace burns down for a second time.
  • Jul 11, 1980: American hostage Richard I Queen freed by Iran
  • Jul 15, 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.
  • Jul 16, 1980: Polish railway workers block railway to Russia
  • Jul 17, 1980: Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes President
  • Jul 18, 1980: Failed attack on Iran ex-premier Bakhtiar in Neuilly France
  • Jul 19, 1980: 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; US and others boycott
  • Jul 20, 1980: 109th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 271 at Muirfield Gullane
  • Jul 21, 1980: Jean-Claude Droyer climbs the Eiffel Tower in 2 hours 18 minutes.
  • Jul 23, 1980: Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya
  • Jul 24, 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.
  • Jul 25, 1980: Train crash at Winsum, 9 die
  • Jul 27, 1980: Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead
  • Jul 30, 1980: Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
  • Jul 31, 1980: John Phillips of Mamas and Papas is arrested on drug charges
  • Aug 1, 1980: Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03
  • Aug 2, 1980: Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
  • Aug 3, 1980: 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
  • Aug 4, 1980: John andYoko begin recording Double Fantasy
  • Aug 5, 1980: Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager
  • Aug 7, 1980: Hurricane Allen ravages Caribisch area, about 70 killed
  • Aug 8, 1980: LBV Conference Center and Club Lake Villas open
  • Aug 9, 1980: Belgian constitution revised
  • Aug 10, 1980: 62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill, New York
  • Aug 11, 1980: Angola revises its constitution
  • Aug 13, 1980: Suriname President Johan Ferrier ousted
  • Aug 14, 1980: 17,000 workers strike in Gdansk, Poland
  • Aug 16, 1980: Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
  • Aug 17, 1980: Blackstone closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • Aug 19, 1980: George Brett ends hitting streak at 30
  • Aug 20, 1980: Mt Everest climbed by Italian Reinhold Messner, alone
  • Aug 21, 1980: Linda Ronstadt opens in Pirates of Penzance on Broadway
  • Aug 22, 1980: Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
  • Aug 24, 1980: Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 25, 1980: 42nd Street opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances
  • Aug 26, 1980: Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick
  • Aug 27, 1980: Chon Doo Hwan elected President of South Korea
  • Aug 31, 1980: Oklahoma! closes at Palace Theater NYC after 301 performances
  • Sep 1, 1980: Dutch embassy in Israel moves from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv
  • Sep 4, 1980: Yes performs its last concert
  • Sep 5, 1980: Poland party leader Edward Gierek resigns
  • Sep 6, 1980: 94th US Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats H Mandlikova
  • Sep 7, 1980: 32nd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ed Asner and Barbara Bel Geddes
  • Sep 8, 1980: Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely due to drug arrest
  • Sep 10, 1980: Expos Bill Gullickson, sets rookie record of striking out 18
  • Sep 11, 1980: Chile adopts its constitution
  • Sep 12, 1980: Military coup under General Kenan Evren in Turkey
  • Sep 13, 1980: 1st United Negro College Fund
  • Sep 14, 1980: Charlie & Algernon opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • Sep 15, 1980: Paul McCartney releases Temporary Secretary
  • Sep 16, 1980: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations.
  • Sep 17, 1980: Divine Madness starring Bette Midler, premieres
  • Sep 18, 1980: Les Miserables, opens at Palais des Sports, Paris
  • Sep 19, 1980: Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, Arkansas).
  • Sep 20, 1980: Bronze plaque dedicated to memory of Thurman Munson at Yankee Stadium
  • Sep 21, 1980: Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
  • Sep 22, 1980: Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • Sep 23, 1980: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens
  • Sep 24, 1980: Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season
  • Sep 25, 1980: Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show
  • Sep 26, 1980: Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed
  • Sep 27, 1980: WHOT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins on 1620 AM and 92.5 FM
  • Sep 28, 1980: Charlie & Algernon closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • Sep 29, 1980: Malcolm McDowell wed Mary Steenburgen
  • Sep 30, 1980: Digital Equipment Corporation, Intel and Xerox introduce the DIX standard for Ethernet, which is the first implementation outside of Xerox, and the first to support 10 Mbit/s speeds.
  • Oct 1, 1980: Cosmonauts Ryumin and Popov break space endurance record of 176 days.
  • Oct 2, 1980: Larry Holmes retains WBC heavweight title defeating Muhammad Ali.
  • Oct 3, 1980: 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris
  • Oct 5, 1980: Formal opening of meditation hall of Zenshin Temple in Riverdale Bronx
  • Oct 6, 1980: Guyana adopts constitution
  • Oct 7, 1980: Belgium 3rd government of Martens resigns
  • Oct 8, 1980: Bob Marley collapses on stage, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital
  • Oct 9, 1980: Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz
  • Oct 10, 1980: 4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria
  • Oct 11, 1980: Dallas Mavericks 1st game at Reunion Arena beat San Antonio 103-92
  • Oct 12, 1980: 7 stabbed at Blood, Sweat and Tears concert in LA
  • Oct 13, 1980: Unprovoked slayings of 6 blacks in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 14, 1980: Phils rally from 4-0 deficit to beat the Royals, 7-6 to take WS opener
  • Oct 15, 1980: George Brett is forced out of World Series with hemorrhoids
  • Oct 16, 1980: Brigadoon opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 133 performances
  • Oct 17, 1980: 1st-class debut of Mike Whitney, NSW vs. Queensland
  • Oct 18, 1980: Brooke Alexander, 18, of Hawaii, crowned Miss World USA
  • Oct 21, 1980: Banjo Dancing opens at Century Theater NYC for 38 performances
  • Oct 22, 1980: 4th government of Martens forms in Belgium
  • Oct 23, 1980: Tintypes opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 93 performances
  • Oct 24, 1980: Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar
  • Oct 25, 1980: Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Oct 26, 1980: 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
  • Oct 27, 1980: Astros owner John McMullen replaces GM Tal Smith with Al Rosen
  • Oct 28, 1980: U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan debate in Cleveland, Ohio. Reagan's genial, witty performance causes him to overtake Carter in the polls.
  • Oct 29, 1980: Demonstration flight of a secretly modified C-130 for an Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt ends in a crash landing at Eglin Air Force Base's Duke Field, Florida, leading to the cancellation of Operation Credible Sport.
  • Oct 30, 1980: Honduras and El Salvador settle their boundary dispute
  • Oct 31, 1980: Senegal routes troops to Gambia due to Libyan threat
  • Nov 3, 1980: Ianford Wilsons 5th of July, premieres in New York City
  • Nov 4, 1980: Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak
  • Nov 8, 1980: In Gorda Plate, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurs. Most of the damage occurred east of Fields Landing, where two sections of an overpass on U.S. Highway 101 collapsed onto the railroad tracks below.
  • Nov 9, 1980: Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran
  • Nov 10, 1980: Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays $12.55 fare
  • Nov 11, 1980: Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37.
  • Nov 12, 1980: New York City Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana
  • Nov 13, 1980: Gabriella Brum, 18, of W Germany crowned 30th Miss World, she resigns the next day, because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend
  • Nov 14, 1980: Guinee-Bissau Premier Vieira fires President Luis Cabral
  • Nov 15, 1980: Pope John Paul II begins five-day visit to West Germany.
  • Nov 16, 1980: Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB Doug Williams throws for 486 yards
  • Nov 17, 1980: John Lennon releases Double Fantasy album in the UK
  • Nov 18, 1980: Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP
  • Nov 20, 1980: Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight
  • Nov 21, 1980: Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84
  • Nov 22, 1980: Georgia tanker at Pilottown, Louisiana, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused the ship to leak.
  • Nov 23, 1980: 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
  • Nov 24, 1980: Ronald Reagan Jr marries Doria Palmieri
  • Nov 25, 1980: Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution
  • Nov 26, 1980: Columbia mated to SRBs and external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building
  • Nov 27, 1980: Soyuz T-3 carries three cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched.
  • Nov 30, 1980: Banjo Dancing closes at Century Theater NYC after 38 performances
  • Dec 1, 1980: Mel Harris appears on M*A*S*H in Cementing Relationships
  • Dec 2, 1980: Four American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador.
  • Dec 3, 1980: New York Federal jury finds Reps Thompson D-New Jersey and Murphy, D-NY, guilty
  • Dec 4, 1980: English rock group Led Zeppelin officially disbands, following the death of drummer John Bonham on September 25th.
  • Dec 6, 1980: Jim Bakker rapes Jessica Hahn
  • Dec 8, 1980: John Lennon, an English musician and peace activist, is murdered by Mark David Chapman, a mentally unstable fan, in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City.
  • Dec 10, 1980: Soyuz T-3 returns to Earth.
  • Dec 11, 1980: Dirk Wellham scores 100 on first-class debut, New South Wales versus Victoria.
  • Dec 12, 1980: USA's copyright law amended to include computer programs.
  • Dec 13, 1980: Perfectly Frank closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Dec 14, 1980: Onward Victoria opens / closes at Martin Beck NYC for 1 performance
  • Dec 15, 1980: New York Yankees' Dave Winfield becomes highest-paid player, ten years $15 million.
  • Dec 16, 1980: US President-elect Ronald Reagan announces Alexander Haig as Secretary of State.
  • Dec 17, 1980: Mauritania provisional constitution published.
  • Dec 18, 1980: Vietnam adopts constitution.
  • Dec 19, 1980: Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from Saint Kitts.
  • Dec 20, 1980: USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin.
  • Dec 21, 1980: Harold Carmichael ends NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions.
  • Dec 22, 1980: US President-elect Ronald Reagan appoints Jean Kirkpatrick (UN delegate) and James Watt (Interior).
  • Dec 24, 1980: Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds
  • Dec 26, 1980: Richard Chase, the "Vampire of Sacramento," kills himself by overdose on San Quentin prison death row (born 1950).
  • Dec 27, 1980: Calvin Murphy (Rockets) begins longest NBA free throw streak of 78
  • Dec 28, 1980: MTxico terminates fishing agreements with US.
  • Dec 29, 1980: Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A
  • Dec 30, 1980: Wonderful World of Disney, last performance on NBC-TV
  • Dec 31, 1980: Senegal President Leopold Senghor resigns.
  • Jan 10, 1980: The New England Journal of Medicine publishes the letter Addiction Rare in Patients Treated with Narcotics, which is later misused to downplay the general risk of addiction to opioids.[26]


What does the year 1980 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1980 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 81st year of the 20th century and the 0th year of the 1980s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1979 and precedes 1981.

calendars for year 1980

Can you show me the calendar for the year 1980?

February 1980
September 1980
November 1980