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Clockwise from top-left: people welcoming six freed hostages back to the United States, as a result of the "Canadian Caper"; the 1980 Summer Olympics are held in Moscow, Soviet Union in what is now Russia; Pac-Man is released in the arcades becoming the highest-earning arcade game of all time; Iraq invades Iran initiating the Iran-Iraq War; students of Gwangju, South Korea uprise in response to the coup d'etat of May Seventeenth; John Lennon is murdered by Mark David Chapman outside his New York City apartment; Bologna Centrale railway station in Bologna, Italy explodes killing 85 and injuring 200; Mount St. Helens erupts killing approximately 57 people. 1980 Events Collage.jpg
Clockwise from top-left: people welcoming six freed hostages back to the United States, as a result of the "Canadian Caper"; the 1980 Summer Olympics are held in Moscow, Soviet Union in what is now Russia; Pac-Man is released in the arcades becoming the highest-earning arcade game of all time; Iraq invades Iran initiating the Iran-Iraq War; students of Gwangju, South Korea uprise in response to the coup d'état of May Seventeenth; John Lennon is murdered by Mark David Chapman outside his New York City apartment; Bologna Centrale railway station in Bologna, Italy explodes killing 85 and injuring 200; Mount St. Helens erupts killing approximately 57 people.
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1980 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1980
MCMLXXX
Ab urbe condita 2733
Armenian calendar 1429
ԹՎ ՌՆԻԹ
Assyrian calendar 6730
Baháʼí calendar 136–137
Balinese saka calendar 1901–1902
Bengali calendar 1387
Berber calendar 2930
British Regnal year 28  Eliz. 2   29  Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2524
Burmese calendar 1342
Byzantine calendar 7488–7489
Chinese calendar 己未年 (Earth  Goat)
4677 or 4470
     to 
庚申年 (Metal  Monkey)
4678 or 4471
Coptic calendar 1696–1697
Discordian calendar 3146
Ethiopian calendar 1972–1973
Hebrew calendar 5740–5741
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2036–2037
 - Shaka Samvat 1901–1902
 - Kali Yuga 5080–5081
Holocene calendar 11980
Igbo calendar 980–981
Iranian calendar 1358–1359
Islamic calendar 1400–1401
Japanese calendar Shōwa 55
(昭和55年)
Javanese calendar 1912–1913
Juche calendar 69
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4313
Minguo calendar ROC 69
民國69年
Nanakshahi calendar 512
Thai solar calendar 2523
Tibetan calendar 阴土羊年
(female Earth-Goat)
2106 or 1725 or 953
     to 
阳金猴年
(male Iron-Monkey)
2107 or 1726 or 954
Unix time 315532800 – 347155199

1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1980th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 980th year of the 2nd millennium, the 80th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1980s decade.

Contents

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

July 10: Fire at Alexandra Palace Alex palace1.jpg
July 10: Fire at Alexandra Palace

August

Moscow Olympic Games on August 2, 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, 1980 (22).jpg
Moscow Olympic Games on August 2, 1980

September

October

November

December

December 8: The former Beatles member and peace activist John Lennon is shot dead outside his home in New York. John Lennon portrait.jpg
December 8: The former Beatles member and peace activist John Lennon is shot dead outside his home in New York.

World population

World population
1980 1975 1985
Globe.svg   World4,434,682,0004,068,109,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 366,573,0004,830,979,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 396,297,000
Africa satellite orthographic.jpg   Africa469,618,000408,160,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 61,458,000541,814,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 72,196,000
Two-point-equidistant-asia.jpg    Asia2,632,335,0002,397,512,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 234,823,0002,887,552,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 255,217,000
Europe satellite orthographic.jpg Europe692,431,000675,542,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 16,889,000706,009,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 13,578,000
Latin America terrain.jpg Latin America
& Caribbean
361,401,000321,906,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 39,495,000401,469,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 40,068,000
Oceania (World-Factbook).jpg Oceania22,828,00021,564,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 1,264,00024,678,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 1,850,000

Births and deaths

Nobel Prizes

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">1984</span> Calendar year

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">1981</span> Calendar year

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">1985</span> Calendar year

1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1985th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 985th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1980s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Iran hostage crisis</span> 1979–1981 diplomatic standoff between the United States and Iran

The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic standoff between Iran and the United States. Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage after a group of militarized Iranian college students belonging to the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line, who supported the Iranian Revolution, including Hossein Dehghan, Mohammad Ali Jafari and Mohammad Bagheri, took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took them as hostages. The hostages were held for 444 days, from November 4, 1979 to their release on January 20, 1981. The crisis is considered a pivotal episode in the history of Iran–United States relations.

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1980.

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1985.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Operation Eagle Claw</span> Failed 1980 American military operation in Iran

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The Islamic Jihad Organization, was a Lebanese Shia militia known for its activities in the 1980s during the Lebanese Civil War.

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1979.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Timeline of the Cold War</span> Timeline of the history of the Cold War

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">January 1980</span>

The following events happened in January 1980:

<span class="mw-page-title-main">February 1980</span> Month of 1980

The following events happened in February 1980:

<span class="mw-page-title-main">March 1980</span> Month of 1980

The following events happened in March 1980

<span class="mw-page-title-main">April 1980</span> Month of 1980

The following events happened in April 1980:

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Iran hostage crisis negotiations</span> 1980–1981 US–Iran negotiations to end the Iran hostage crisis

The Iran hostage crisis negotiations were negotiations in 1980 and 1981 between the United States Government and the Iranian Government to end the Iranian hostage crisis. The 52 American hostages, seized from the US Embassy in Tehran in November 1979, were finally released on 20 January 1981. A detailed account of the hostage crisis and the Algiers Accords is found in American Hostages In Iran: The Conduct of a Crisis [Yale 1985] put together by the Council on Foreign Relations.

This is a timeline of the 20th century.

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