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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1980 AD


January 1: 54th Australian Womens Tennis: Barbara Jordan beats S Walsh (63 63)
January 1: Alabama beats Arkansas in Sugar Bowl for college football championship
January 1: Chrysler U.K. renamed Talbot
January 1: International Decade of Water and Sanitation begins
January 1: Mob storms Russian embassy in Teheran
January 1: Premier Adbou Diouf becomes president of Senegal
January 1: Sweden changes order of succession to throne
January 2: 68th Australian Men Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beat John Sadri (76 63 62)
January 3: Gold hits record $634 an ounce
January 4: President Carter announces U.S. boycott of Moscow Olympics
January 6: "1940's Radio Hour" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 105 performances
January 6: Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India
January 6: Phil Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat
January 7: Minn ends Philadelphia Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends
January 8: Islander Glenn Resch's 20th shut-out opponent-Canucks 3-0
January 8: NCAA decides to sponsor women's championships in 5 sports
January 9: 63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
January 10: Jim Stewart, Bruin's rookie goalie allows 3 goals in his 1st 4 minutes and a total of 5 in 1st period; he never again plays in NHL
January 10: Last broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC
January 11: Debut of Pretenders
January 12: Mike Bratz (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
January 13: Head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium
January 13: "King of Schnorrers" closes at Playhouse Theater New York City after 63 performances
January 13: Togo's constitution becomes effective
January 14: "Blues Brothers" movie with Dan Akwoyd and John Belushi opens
January 14: Shakuntala Devi, mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec
January 15: Pam Gems' "Piaf!," premieres in London
January 16: Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession
January 17: NASA launches Fltsatcom-3
January 18: Gold reaches $1,000 an ounce
January 18: Pink Floyd's "Wall" hits #1
January 18: Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager sentenced to 3 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $20,000
January 20: President Jimmy Carter announces U.S. boycott of Olympics in Moscow
January 20: Superbowl MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, quarterback
January 20: Superbowl XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Los Angeles Rams, 31-19 in Pasadena
January 20: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
January 20: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
January 21: Gold hits record $850 an ounce
January 21: Les Henson, Virginia Tech, makes 89' 3" basketball field goal
January 22: Dissidents Andrei Sacharov and Jelena Bonner banished to Gorki
January 22: PGA begins a senior golf tour
January 22: West Indies beat England 2-0 to win 1st World Series Cup
January 25: Bani Sadr elected president of Iran
January 25: Dutch Government demands boycott of Olympics
January 25: Highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, USN hovercraft
January 25: Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail and deported
January 26: 175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro
January 26: Islanders and Whalers play a NHL penalty-free game
January 26: Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations
January 26: Mary Decker became 1st woman to run a mile in under 4 minutes
January 27: "Comin' Uptown" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 45 performances
January 27: NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 37-27
January 28: 37th Golden Globes: Dustin Hoffman and Sally Field wins
January 29: 6 Iranian held U.S. hostages escape with help of Canadians
January 29: Cleveland Cavaliers beat Los Angeles Lakers 154-153 in quadruple OT
January 30: Edward Albee's "Lady from Dubuque," premieres in New York City
January 31: Police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41


February 1: Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
February 1: Soap opera "Love of Life" ends a 28 year run
February 2: FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected and public officials for bribes for political favors
February 3: 30th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 144-136 (OT) at Washington
February 3: Larry Holmes TKOs Lorenzo Holmes in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
February 3: Mohammed Ali tours Africa as President Carter's envoy
February 4: Bani Sadr sworn in as premier of Iran
February 4: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
February 5: 32nd NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-3 at Detroit
February 5: Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel
February 9: Rick Barry, Houston, is 1st in NBA to score 8, 3-pt goals in a game
February 10: Ianford Wilsons "Talley's Folly," premieres in New York City
February 10: Jane Blalock wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
February 12: "Canterbury Tales" opens at Rialto Theater New York City for 16 performances
February 12: New York Islanders 2nd scoreless tie, vs. Winnipeg Jets
February 12: Richard Hadlee becomes New Zealand's top wicket-taker with 117
February 13: Apollo Computer Inc. incorporated
February 13: New Zealand beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin
February 14: 13th Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, New York
February 14: U.S. launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares
February 14: "West Side Story" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 341 performances
February 15: Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 500m in 38.03 sec
February 15: Wayne Gretzy assists on NHL-record-tieing 7 goals
February 16: Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France
February 16: Eric Heiden skates 5k in 7:02.29 (Olympic Record)
February 17: Buddy Baker wins Daytona 500 (177.6 MPH/285.8 kph)
February 17: Dot Germain wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
February 18: Billy Wyman said he will leave Rolling Stones in 1983
February 18: Pierre Elliott Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canada's elections
February 19: Botham a century and 13 wickets in Jubilee Test Cricket at Bombay
February 19: Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1000m in 1:15.18
February 20: Actress Susan Dey (LA Law) weds producer Bernard Sofronski
February 21: Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1500m in 1:55.44
February 21: Hanni Wenzel is 1st Liechtensteiner to win Olymp gold (giant slalom)
February 22: Afghanistan declares martial law
February 22: USA beats U.S.S.R. in Olympic hockey 4-3 en route to a gold medal
February 23: 13th Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, New York
February 23: Eric Heiden wins all 5 speed skating golds at Lake Placid Olympics
February 23: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
February 23: Oil tanker explosion off Pilos, Greece, causes 37-million-gallon spill
February 24: "Canterbury Tales" closes at Rialto Theater New York City after 16 performances
February 24: Joanne Carner Ladies wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
February 24: Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders
February 24: USA Olympic hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal
February 25: Coup ousts Prime Minister Henck Arron of Suriname
February 26: Egypt and Israel exchange ambassadors for 1st time
February 26: Miltary coup under Desi Bouterse in Suriname
February 26: R Hadlee scores Test Cricket century vs. Roberts, Garner, Holding, Croft
February 27: 22nd Grammy Awards: What a Fool Believe, Streisand-Diamond duet
February 27: Israel and Egypt exchange ambassadors
February 27: Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe
February 27: Terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota
February 28: "The Well-Tuned Piano" by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 h 12 m)
February 28: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 29: Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHL player to score 800 career goals
February 29: Michael Bracey ends 59 h 55 m trapped in an elevator, England


March 1: CTUC, Commonwealth Trade Union Council, established
March 1: Hilbert van der Duim becomes world champion all-round skater
March 1: Patti Smith and MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit
March 1: Snow falls in Florida
March 2: 3rd Islander scoreless tie-Penguins in Pitts
March 2: Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Sun City Golf Classic
March 2: Mike Bratz (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games
March 3: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
March 4: 40th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
March 4: Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe
March 5: Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49
March 6: Emmy 7th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 1st time
March 6: French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it 1st woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar)
March 6: Princess Theater (Latin Quarter, Cotton Club) opens at 200 W 48th New York City
March 8: Greg Chappell 235 and Yallop 172, for 217 stand at Faisalabad
March 8: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 9: Flemish/Walloon battles in Belgium, 40 injured
March 9: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Sunstar '80 Golf Tournament
March 10: Willard Scott becomes the weather forcaster on the Today Show
March 11: Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Australia vs. Pak cricket draw
March 12: Jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of murdering 33 in Chicago
March 12: New York Islanders 3rd scoreless tie, vs Pittsburgh Penguin
March 13: Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:13.60)
March 13: Ford Motor Company found innocent in death of 3 women in a fiery Pinto
March 13: Men's Figure Skating Championship in Dortmund won by Jan Hoffmann GDR
March 14: 3rd Emmy Sports Award presentation
March 14: Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund W Germany won by Regoczy and Sallay
March 14: Ice Pairs Championship at Dortmund won by Cherkasova and Shakhrai (U.S.S.R.)
March 14: Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are U.S. amateur boxers)
March 14: Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Dortmund won by Anett Potzsch
March 16: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic
March 18: Vostok rocket exploded on launch pad while being refueled, killing 50
March 20: U.S. appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran
March 21: On TV show Dallas, J.R. is shot
March 23: Border completes 150 in each inning of Test Cricket vs. Pakistan
March 23: Donna Caponi Young Pro-Am wins LPGA National Golf Tournament
March 23: France performs nuclear test
March 23: Shah of Iran arrives in Egypt
March 24: 42nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats UCLA 59-54
March 24: ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline"
March 24: Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks
March 26: Bombay gets its 1st rock concert in 10 years (The Police)
March 27: Elevator in Vaal Reef South Africa gold mine crash 1900m down (23 die)
March 27: "Happy New Year" opens at Morosco Theater New York City for 17 performances
March 27: Mount St. Helens becomes active after 123 years
March 27: "Reggae" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 21 performances
March 30: Mark Medoff's "Children of a Lesser God," premieres in New York City
March 30: Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
March 31: Larry Holmes TKOs Leroy Jones in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
March 31: Mike Weaver KOs John Tate in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
March 31: President Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry


April 1: Baseball Players Association votes to cancel 92 remaining exhibition games
April 1: Failed assassination attempt on Iraqi vice-premier Tariq Aziz
April 1: France performs nuclear test
April 1: Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist
April 2: Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st teenager to score 50 goals in a season
April 3: France performs nuclear test
April 3: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 4: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 6: 9th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
April 6: Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season
April 6: Post It Notes, introduced
April 7: Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis
April 8: Islander Potvin's 2 shorthanded goals tie NHL record vs Kings and set NHL rec of 2 shorthanded playoff goals in 1 period
April 9: Belgium's Marten's government resigns
April 9: Kings tie NHL rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Isles
April 9: Soyuz 35 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6
April 11: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulates sexual harassment
April 11: Paul McCartney releases "Coming Up"
April 12: BCMA, Black Consciousness Movement of Azania, forms
April 12: Milwaukee beats Boston Red Sox, 18-1 (Cooper and Money hit grand slams)
April 13: 44th Golf Masters Championship: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 275
April 13: Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic
April 13: Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
April 13: "Grease" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 3,388 performances
April 13: "Reggae" closes at Biltmore Theater New York City after 21 performances
April 13: U.S. boycotts Summer Olympics in Moscow
April 14: 1st Cubans of the Mariel boatlift sail to Florida
April 14: 52nd Academy Awards - "Kramer vs Kramer," D Hoffman and Sally Field win
April 14: Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Executioner's Song)
April 16: Arthur Ashe retires from professional tennis
April 16: Delhi beat Bombay by 240 runs to win Ranji Trophy final
April 16: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 18: Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) declares independence from UK
April 20: Cubans begin to arrive in U.S. from Mariel boatlift
April 21: 84th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:12:11
April 21: 9th Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Gareau of Canada in 2:34:28, Rosie Ruiz disqualified as women's champ she hadn't run entire course
April 21: Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWWW Detroit, Michigan
April 23: Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die
April 24: U.S. military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
April 25: A's manager Billy Martin restrained by umps from attacking a fan
April 25: Announcement of Jimmy Carter hostage rescue bungle in Iran
April 25: Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Wayne Webb
April 25: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 26: Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)
April 26: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 26: Iran begins scattering U.S. hostages from U.S. Embassy
April 26: Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120'
April 26: Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)
April 28: Cyrus Vance, Carter's Secretary of State, resigns
April 28: Reunion Arena in Dallas opens
April 30: "Barnum" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 854 performances
April 30: Beatrix, Wilhelmina Armgard, crowned queen of Netherlands
April 30: Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands, abdicates
April 30: Ronald Harwood's "Dresser," premieres in London
April 30: Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London


May 1: 15th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell wins
May 1: Amer Book Award: William Styron (Sophie Choice)/T Wolfe (Right Stuff)
May 1: "Day in Hollywood, A Night..." opens at John Golden New York City for 588 perf
May 1: Sabres and Islanders play to 1:20 of 5th period in a playoff
May 2: Joseph Doherty and 3 other IRA men arrested for murder
May 2: Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in South Africa
May 2: Pope John Paul II begins African tour
May 2: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 3: 106th Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Genuine Risk wins in 2:02
May 3: Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits his 521st and final home run
May 3: Texas Ranger Ferguson Jenkins becomes 4th to win 100 games in AL and NL
May 4: Dodgers bat out of order against Phillies in 1st inning
May 4: Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC Women's Internationalional Golf Tournament
May 4: White Sox 1st baseman Mike Squires catches final inning of 11-1 loss to Brewers, becoming 1st lefty to catch since Dale Long in 1958
May 5: Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British commandos and police stormed the building
May 7: Josip Tito, Yugoslav president, buried
May 7: Samm-Art Williams' "Home," premieres in New York City
May 8: Sabres take only 15 shots, Islanders 22, in a playoff game
May 8: World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated
May 9: 35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge
May 10: "Happy New Year" closes at Morosco Theater New York City after 17 performances
May 11: Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
May 11: Pete Rose, 39, steals second, third, and home in one inning for Phillies
May 12: 1st nonstop crossing of U.S. via balloon (Maxie Anderson and son Chris)
May 13: Cincinnati Red Ray Knight hits 2 home runs in 5th inning vs New York Mets
May 14: Bucky Dent hits an inside park home run, Royals walk 14 Yankees including 5 with bases loaded, Yankees win 16-3
May 14: Department of Health and Human Services begins operation
May 14: "Musical Chairs" opens at Rialto Theater New York City for 15 performances
May 14: Valencia wins 20th Europe Cup II
May 15: 1st trans-U.S. balloon crossing
May 15: Flyers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
May 15: Shawn Weatherly, (South Carolina (will win Miss Universe), crowned 29th Miss USA
May 16: 34th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
May 16: Brian May of rock group Queen collapses on stage with hepatitis
May 16: Former Buggles members Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn replace Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman in Yes
May 16: Paul McCartney releases "McCartney II" album
May 17: 106th Preakness: Angel Cordero, Jr. aboard Codex wins in 1:54.2
May 17: Kumar Anandan balanced on one foot for 33 hours
May 17: Major race riot in Miami Florida - 16 killed, 300 injured
May 17: Paul and Linda McCartney appear on Saturday Night Live
May 18: Belgium 3rd government of Martens forms
May 18: China launch 1st intercontinental rocket
May 18: Fernando Belaunde Terry elected president of Peru
May 18: Mount St. Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die
May 19: "Blackstone" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 104 performances
May 19: Ringo and Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash
May 20: 710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls New York) are evacuated
May 20: Drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss
May 20: Fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157
May 20: In a referendum, 59.5% of Quebec voters reject separatism
May 21: Eintracht Frankfurt wins 9th UEFA Cup at Frankfurt
May 21: "Empire Strikes Back" premieres
May 21: Ensign Jean Marie Butler is 1st woman to graduate from U.S. service acad
May 22: Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue marry
May 23: ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton
May 24: Iran rejects a call to World Court to release U.S. hostages
May 24: "Rock Lobster" by B-52's hits #56
May 24: Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
May 25: Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
May 25: Jacek Wszoka of Poland sets high jump record (7'8")
May 25: "Musical Chairs" closes at Rialto Theater New York City after 15 performances
May 26: Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"
May 26: Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
May 26: Soyuz 36 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Hungarian) to Salyut 6
May 27: South Korean police ends people's uprising; 2,000 killed
May 28: 2 Oakland A's steal home in 1st inning
May 28: Joe Darby does a standing long jump of 12'5"
May 28: Nottingham Forrest wins 25th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid
May 29: 53rd National Spelling Bee: Jacques Bailly wins spelling elucubrate
May 29: Attempted assassination on Vernon Jordan, Jr. National Urban League president
May 29: "Billy Bishop Goes to War" opens at Morosco Theater New York City for 12 performances
May 29: J Turners "Juliet and Her Nurse" sold for $6,400,000 in New York City
May 29: Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year
May 30: 1st papal visit to France since 1814
May 30: Tiger reliever John Hiller, 37, (who had a 1971 heart attack), retires
May 30: Turner's painting "Juliet and Her Nurse" sells for $6.4 million
May 30: Twins Ken Landreaux ends his hitting streak after 31 games
May 31: "Love Stinks" by J Geils Band peaks at #38
May 31: Police and youthful rebels battle in Zurich


June 1: 1st transmission of CNN, Cable News Network
June 1: ANC sets fire to Sasol oil installations in South Africa
June 1: Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in California
June 1: Beth Daniel wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championshipship
June 1: Steve Garvey, hits the 7,000th Dodger home run
June 1: Ted Turner's Cable News Network begins broadcasting
June 2: "Your Arm's Too Short to Box..." opens at Ambassador New York City for 149 performances
June 3: Crew of Soyuz 36 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 35
June 3: ESPN begins televising college world series games
June 3: "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" opens at Martin Beck New York City for 8 performances
June 3: Jimmy Carter wins enough delegates for renomination
June 3: New York Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, #1
June 5: Soyuz T-2 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
June 6: Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe for Wimbledon title
June 7: 112th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Temperence Hill wins in 2:29.8
June 7: 50th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Vitas Gerulaitis (64 61 62)
June 7: "Billy Bishop Goes to War" closes at Morosco New York City after 12 performances
June 7: "Cars," by Gary Numan hits #9
June 7: Jeff Norman runs world record 50k (2:48:06)
June 7: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg for U.S. Open
June 7: Tommy John wins his 200th, 3-0 on a 2-hitter
June 8: 26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little
June 8: 34th Tony Awards: Children of a Lesser God and Evita win
June 8: 50th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63)
June 8: "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" closes at Martin Beck New York City after 8 performances
June 9: 14th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers and Loretta Lynn
June 9: Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine
June 9: Phillies and San Francisco Giants end their game at 3:11 AM
June 9: Soyuz T-2 returns to Earth
June 11: K-Ingleside streetcar converts to METRO service (SF)
June 12: Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests
June 13: Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" hits #1
June 13: Deborah Harry/Meat Loaf film, "Roadie," premieres
June 13: Paul McCartney releases "Waterfall"
June 13: Rep John Jenrette, Jr. (D-SC) indicted in "Abscam" investigation
June 13: U.N. Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela
June 14: Theme From New York, New York by Frank Sinatra hits #32
June 15: 80th U.S. Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 272 at Baltusrol Golf Club New Jersey
June 15: Dale Lundquis wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
June 15: "Fearless Frank" opens at Princess Theater New York City for 12 performances
June 15: Jorge Orta of Cleveland gets 6 hits in a baseball game
June 16: "Blues Brothers," premieres in Chicago
June 16: Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs could be patented
June 17: Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour
June 18: "Blues Brothers" with Dan Akwoyd and John Belushi premieres
June 18: Dutch 2nd Chamber joins oil boycott of South Africa
June 18: Mrs. Shakuntala Devi mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec
June 19: Battle between police and demonstrators in Capetown, 34 killed
June 20: California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 home runs and double to beat Red Sox 20-2
June 20: Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous decision
June 22: Jim King begins riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
June 22: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
June 23: 1st solar-powered coast-to-coast two-way radio conversation
June 23: "David Letterman Show," debuts on NBC-TV daytime
June 23: West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)
June 24: Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, 1st horse to win $2 million
June 25: "Fearless Frank" closes at Princess Theater New York City after 12 performances
June 27: 1st female state police graduates, New Jersey
June 27: Dodger's Jerry Reuss' no-hits San Francisco Giants 8-0
June 27: Italian plane crashes into Tyrrheense Sea, kills 81
June 27: U.S. revives draft registration
June 28: New York City transit fare rises from 50 cents to 60 cents
June 29: Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
June 29: "Sweeney Todd" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 557 performances
June 30: West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow


July 1: Steve Overt runs world record 3:48.8 mile in Oslo
July 2: Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Mickey Hart are arrested for incitement
July 2: Julie Marie Bryan, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Young Woman of Year
July 3: 1st U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Roberto deVicenzo
July 3: 73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0
July 4: Nolan Ryan is 4th to strikeout 3,000
July 5: 87th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats C Evert (61 76)
July 5: 94th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats McEnroe (16 75 63 67 86)
July 6: Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
July 6: France performs nuclear test
July 6: Steve Carlton (14-4) pitches most strikeouts by a lefty (2,836)
July 7: Jim King completes riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
July 7: Jineane Ford, (AZ) replaces S Weatherly (Miss Universe) as 29th Miss USA
July 7: Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
July 7: Shawn Weatherly, of USA, crowned 29th Miss Universe
July 8: 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
July 8: All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cincinnati Reds)
July 9: 7 die in a stampede to see Pope in Brazil
July 9: Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years
July 9: Walt Disney's "Fox and The Hound," released
July 10: Ayatollah Khomeini releases Iran hostage Richard I. Queen
July 10: Willie Jones hospitalized for heat stroke with record 46.5 degrees C temp
July 11: American hostage Richard I Queen freed by Iran
July 13: 35th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
July 13: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 15: Johnny Bench hits his 314th home run as a catcher breaks Yogi Berra's record
July 16: Polish railway workers block railway to Russia
July 16: Ronald Reagan nominated for President by Republicans in Detroit
July 17: Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes president
July 17: Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for president
July 17: Zenko Suzuki becomes premier of Japan
July 18: Billy Joel's Glass Houses album tops charts
July 18: Failed attack on Iran ex-premier Bakhtiar in Neuilly, France
July 18: Federal court voids Selective Service Act as it doesn't include women
July 18: Quett Masire installed as president of Botswana
July 18: Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit
July 19: 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; U.S. and others boycott
July 19: David Bowie appears in role of 'Elephant Man' in Denver
July 20: 109th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 271 at Muirfield Gullane
July 20: Joop Zoetemelk wins Tour de France
July 20: Pat Bradley wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
July 21: Jean-Claude Droyer climbs Eiffel Tower in 2 hours 18 minutes
July 23: Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya
July 23: River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter
July 23: Soyuz 37 ferries 2 cosmonauts (1 Vietnamese) to Salyut 6
July 25: Train crash at Winsum, 9 die
July 25: U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
July 27: Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead
July 27: Sally Little wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
July 28: Peru adopts constitution, Fernando Belaunde Terry becomes president
July 30: Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
July 30: Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain and France
July 31: John Phillips of Mamas and Papas is arrested on drug charges
July 31: Rangers snap Orioles pitcher Steve Stone's 14-game winning streak
July 31: Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36
July 31: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.


August 1: Gerd Wessig of East Germany set high jump record
August 1: Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon 2:11:03
August 2: Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
August 2: U.S. swimmers set 3 world records at National championships
August 3: 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, U.S.S.R.
August 3: Kaline, Snider, Klein, and Tom Yawkey inducted into Hall of Fame
August 3: Sandra Post wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
August 4: Hurricane Aline, kills 272 in Texas and Caribbean
August 4: John and Yoko begin recording "Double Fantasy"
August 4: Seattle Mariners replace manager Darrell Johnson with Maury Wills
August 5: Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager
August 5: New York Met Doug Flynn ties record of 3 triples in a game
August 6: University administraion declares 5 Pac-10 schools ineligible for conference titles and post-season play due to transcript and curriculum abuses
August 7: Hurricane Allen ravages Caribisch area, about 70 killed
August 8: LBV Conference Center and Club Lake Villas open
August 9: Belgian constitution revised
August 10: 62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill, New York
August 10: 8th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Pat Bradley
August 10: Allen, most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Texas
August 11: Angola revises its constitution
August 11: Mohammed Ali Radjai appointed premier of Iran
August 11: Yankees Reggie Jackson hits his 400th home run off Chicago's Britt Burns
August 13: Suriname president Johan Ferrier ousted
August 13: Tatyana Kazankina of U.S.S.R. sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in U.S.S.R.
August 14: Democratic Convention in New York City nominates Jimmy Carter
August 14: In Lenin Shipyard Gdansk, Poland, 17,000 workers go on strike
August 16: Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
August 16: Cozy Powell quits Rainbow
August 16: Jools Holland quits Squeeze
August 17: Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
August 17: "Blackstone" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 104 performances
August 17: George Brett goes 4-for-4, raising his batting average to .401
August 18: Kansas City Royals' George Brett, batting avg reach .400
August 19: George Brett ends hitting streak at 30
August 19: Saudi Arabian Lockhead Tristar crashes on landing at Riyadh, 301 die
August 19: Willy Russell's "Educating Rita," premieres in London
August 20: Cleveland Dan Spillner, 545 ERA, is 2 outs from a no-hitter when White Sox rookie Leo Sutherland singles
August 20: Mount Everest climbed by Italian Reinhold Messner, alone
August 20: New York Yankee Bob Watson hits Seattle Kingdome speaker, 2nd straight day
August 20: Pitts Omar Moreno steals record 70 bases for 3rd consecutive season
August 20: Reinhold Messner of Italy is 1st to solo ascent Mount Everest
August 20: U.N. Security Council condemns (14-0, U.S. abstains) Israeli declaration that all of Jersualem is it's capital
August 21: Linda Ronstadt opens in "Pirates of Penzance" on Broadway
August 22: Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
August 23: Charlie Finley sells A's for $127M to Haas (owners of Levi Strauss)
August 24: Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
August 24: Jozef Pinkovski replaces Poland premier Babiuch
August 25: "42nd Street" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 3486 performances
August 25: Gower Champion's musical "42nd Street," premieres in New York City
August 25: Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
August 26: Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick
August 27: Chon Doo Hwan elected President of South Korea
August 30: Polish government recognizes Solidarity
August 31: 80th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Hal Sutton
August 31: "Oklahoma!" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 301 performances
August 31: Poland's Solidarity labor union forms


September 1: Dutch embassy in Israel moves from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv
September 1: Jerry Lewis' 15th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,103,787
September 1: Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
September 2: John Arlott calls his last game, England vs. Australia at Lord's
September 4: Yes performs its last concert (MSG)
September 5: Poland party leader Edward Gierek resigns
September 5: World's longest auto tunnel, St. Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens
September 6: 94th U.S. Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats H Mandlikova (57 61 61)
September 6: Chantal Langlace sets women's record for fastest 100K run (7h27m22s)
September 6: College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for
September 6: Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
September 6: Macalaster University of St. Paul, Minnesota beating Mount Senario 17-14
September 6: Susan Powell (Okla), 21, crowned 53rd Miss America 1981
September 7: 100th U.S. Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (76 61 67 57 64)
September 7: 32nd Emmy Awards shown despite boycott
September 7: 32nd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ed Asner and Barbara Bel Geddes
September 7: Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Series of Women's Golf
September 7: Cape Verde adopts its constitution
September 7: Earnest Gray becomes 2nd New York Giant to score 4 TDs (vs St. Louis)
September 7: John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg stage one of the greatest U.S. Open finals as 21 year old McEnroe fends off Borg to win his 2nd straight title
September 7: Oakland A's pitch record 78th complete game of season
September 7: Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Barth Golf Classic
September 8: Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely due to drug arrest
September 10: Expos Bill Gullickson, sets rookie record of striking out 18
September 10: Peter Comita replaces Tom Peterson of Cheap Trick
September 11: Chile adopts its constitution
September 11: Ron LeFlore (91st) and Rodney Scott (58th), set teammate steal record
September 12: Military coup under General Kenan Evren in Turkey
September 13: 1st United Negro College Fund
September 14: "Charlie and Algernon" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 17 performances
September 14: Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
September 14: Dwight Clark begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
September 15: Paul McCartney releases "Temporary Secretary"
September 17: "Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres
September 17: Iraq (Saddam Hussein) signs accord with Algeria
September 17: Oak A's Rick Langford is removed with 2 outs in 9th inning ending his consecutive complete-game streak at 22
September 17: Solidarity labor union in Poland forms
September 17: South Korea opposition leader Kim Dae Jung sentenced to death
September 18: "Les Miserables," opens at Palais des Sports, Paris
September 18: Royals Willie Wilson steals AL-record 28 consecutive base
September 18: Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station
September 20: Bronze plaque dedicated to memory of Thurman Munson at Yankee Stadium
September 20: George Brett goes 0-for-4 dropping his avg below .400 for good
September 20: Plaque dedicated in Thurman Munson's memory at Yankee Stadium
September 20: Spectacular Bid runs in Belmont alone as 3 horses drop out
September 21: Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
September 21: LA Ram Johnnie Johnson scores a 99 yard interception
September 21: Richard Todd of New York Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record)
September 22: Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
September 22: Iraqi troops seize part of Iran in a border dispute; war begins
September 22: John and Yoko sign a recording contract with Geffin Records
September 24: Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season
September 24: Iraqi troops cross Iran's border, encircling Abadan
September 25: Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, and Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres
September 25: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 25: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 26: Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed
September 26: Cuban government closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla"
September 26: Soyuz 38 returns to Earth
September 28: Carl Sagan's 13 part "Cosmos" premieres on PBS
September 28: "Charlie and Algernon" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 17 performances
September 28: Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly Atlantic standing on wing
September 28: Jerilyn Britz wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
September 29: Malcolm McDowell wed Mary Steenburgen
September 30: 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play New York Mets at Shea Stadium
September 30: A's Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100
September 30: Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
September 30: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.


October 1: Cosmonauts Ryumin and Popov break space endurance record of 176 days
October 2: Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
October 2: Michael Myers (D-Pa), is 1st rep expelled in over 100 years (ABSCAM)
October 3: 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris
October 4: Mike Schmidt's 2-run home run clinches NL East title for Phillies
October 5: Formal opening of meditation hall of Zenshin Temple in Riverdale Bronx
October 5: Kathy Whitworth/Donna Caponi Young win Portland Ping Team Golf Champ
October 5: Yankees set AL attendance mark at 2,627,417
October 6: Guyana adopts constitution
October 6: John Lydon sentenced to 3 months on assault charges
October 7: Belgium 3rd government of Martens resigns
October 8: Bob Marley collapses on stage, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital
October 8: British Leyland starts selling Mini Metro
October 8: U.S.S.R. and Syria sign peace treaty
October 8: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
October 9: 1st consumer use of home banking by computer
October 9: Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz
October 9: Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot
October 10: 4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria
October 10: Very Large Array radio telescope network dedicated
October 10: Yankees lose 4-2 and are swept by Royals in AL Championship series
October 11: Cosmonauts Popov and Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days
October 11: Dallas Mavericks 1st game at Reunion Arena beat San Antonio 103-92
October 11: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 12: 7 stabbed at Blood, Sweat and Tears concert in LA
October 12: Amy Alcott wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
October 12: "Your Arm's Too Short to Box" closes at Ambassador New York City after 149 performances
October 13: 14th Country Music Association Award
October 13: Unprovoked slayings of 6 blacks in Buffalo, New York
October 14: Bob Marley's last concert
October 14: Phils rally from 4-0 deficit to beat the Royals, 7-6 to take WS opener
October 14: President nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court
October 15: Nobel prize for economy awarded to Lawrence R Klein
October 16: "Brigadoon" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 133 performances
October 16: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
October 17: 1st-class debut of Mike Whitney, NSW vs. Qld (2-52 and 1-39)
October 18: Brooke Alexander, 18, of Hawaii, crowned Miss World USA
October 18: Detroit blocks 21 Atlanta shots setting NBA record (double OT)
October 19: Steve McPeak rides 101'9" unicycle
October 21: 1st (& only) time Phillies win World Series (in 98 years)
October 21: "Banjo Dancing" opens at Century Theater New York City for 38 performances
October 21: Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history
October 22: 4th government of Martens forms in Belgium
October 22: New South Korean constitution comes into effect
October 23: McCosker (168) and Dyson (152) make 319 opening stand cricket, NSW vs. WA
October 23: Soviet Prime Minister Nikolai Tichonov succeeds Alexei Kosygin, due to illness
October 23: "Tintypes" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 93 performances
October 24: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 24: Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar
October 24: John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in the United Kingdom
October 24: Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity
October 25: Barbra Streisand's "Guilty," album goes #1 for 3 weeks and her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks
October 25: Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
October 26: 10th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3
October 26: 11th New York City Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
October 26: St. Louis Cardinals sack Baltimore Colt quarterbacks an NFL record tying 12 times
October 27: Astros owner John McMullen replaces General Manager Tal Smith with Al Rosen
October 27: Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph
October 30: Honduras and El Salvador settle their boundary dispute
October 30: NASA launches Flt Satcom-4
October 31: Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)
October 31: Polish government recognizes Solidarity
October 31: Senegal routes troops to Gambia due to Libyan threat


November 1: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
November 3: Ianford Wilsons "5th of July," premieres in New York City
November 3: Walter Hass, Jr. becomes CEO of Oakland A's
November 4: Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2)
November 4: Libyan invasion in Chad
November 4: Ronald Reagan (R) defeats President Jimmy Carter (D) by a landslide
November 4: Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro baseball's all-time home run run king with 868, retires
November 4: Steve Carlton wins 3rd NL Cy Young Awards
November 8: Voyager 1 space probe discovers 15th moon of Saturn
November 9: Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran
November 9: Tatsuko Ohsako wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
November 10: Poland acknowledges Solidarity union
November 11: Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37
November 11: Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars
November 12: Baltimore's Steve Stone wins AL Cy Young Award
November 12: U.S. space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn
November 13: 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
November 13: U.S. spacecraft Voyager I sent back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn
November 14: Guinee-Bissau premier Vieira fires president Luis Cabral
November 14: Kimberley Santos, 19 of Guam, crowned 30th Miss World
November 14: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 15: Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany,
November 16: Tampa Bay Buccaneer quarterback Doug Williams throws for 486 yards
November 17: John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in the United Kingdom
November 18: Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP
November 18: "Heaven's Gate" premieres
November 18: Honduras and El Salvador signs peace (after "soccer war" 1969)
November 19: CBS TV bans Calvin Klein's jean ad featuring Brooke Shields
November 20: Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year for the Oakland A's
November 20: Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight
November 20: UA withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for reediting
November 21: Dallas' "Who Shot JR?" episode (Kristen) gets a 53.3 rating (83 mill)
November 21: Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84
November 21: Gene Michael named 25th Yank mgr, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns
November 21: It is revealed Kristen shot J.R. Ewing on "Dallas"
November 21: John and Yoko pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum
November 21: MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas in fire; 84 die
November 22: Georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak
November 23: 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
November 23: 68th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10
November 23: National Black Independent Party forms
November 24: Ronald Reagan, Jr. marries Doria Palmieri
November 25: Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution
November 25: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
November 25: Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 vs. WI Lahore
November 25: Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship
November 25: Upper-Volta military coup under Col Saye Zerbo, president Lamizana flees
November 26: Columbia mated to SRBs and external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building
November 26: Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP
November 27: Soyuz T-3 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
November 30: "Banjo Dancing" closes at Century Theater New York City after 38 performances
November 30: "Perfectly Frank" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 16 performances
November 30: Uruguay's new constitution rejected by referendum
November 30: "West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 341 performances


December 1: 46th Heisman Trophy Award: George Rogers, South Carolina (RB)
December 1: Mel Harris appears on M*A*S*H in "Cementing Relationships"
December 1: U.S. Justice Department sues Yonkers siting racial discrimination
December 2: 4 American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador
December 3: NY Federal jury finds Reps Thompson D-New Jersey and Murphy, D-NY, guilty
December 4: 2 months after death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin breaks up
December 4: Islanders end 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2) (Col Rockies)
December 5: Bank of Canada's Canadian Currency Museum opens
December 6: NASA launches Intelsat V
December 8: Bravo network premieres on cable TV
December 9: 61 degrees F in Boston at 1 AM
December 10: Soyuz T-3 returns to Earth
December 10: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
December 11: Dirk Wellham scores 100 on 1st-class debut, NSW vs. Victoria
December 12: US's copyright law amended to include computer programs
December 13: "Perfectly Frank" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 16 performances
December 14: Anders Kailur scores on 6th Islander penalty shot
December 14: At 2 PM EST there is 10 minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon
December 14: Minnesota Vikings pass for 456 yards against Cleveland Browns, winning 28-24
December 14: Nancy Lopez/Curtis Strange wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
December 14: New Orleans Saints end 14 game losing streak, beat New York Jets 21-20
December 14: "Onward Victoria" opens/closes at Martin Beck New York City for 1 performance
December 14: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 15: New York Yankee Dave Winfield becomes highest-paid player, 10 years $15M
December 15: Premier Queddei troops conquers Chad capital N'djamena
December 15: ZBZ Sangha registered after 5 years of administrative hassles in Warsaw
December 16: Alexander Haig named Reagan's Secretary of State
December 17: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 17: Mauritania provisional constitution published
December 18: Bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden
December 18: Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts minister Van Agts abortion laws
December 18: IRA's Sean McKenna becomes critically ill, ends hunger strike
December 18: Vietnam adopts constitution
December 19: Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St. Kitts
December 19: Iran requests $24 billion in U.S. guarantees to free hostages
December 19: Mutaual Broadcasting cancels Sears Radio Theater
December 20: NBC broadcasts New York Jets' 24-17 win over Dolphins without audio
December 20: U.S.S.R. formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin
December 21: Harold Carmichael ends NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
December 22: Cardinals release outfielder Bobby Bonds
December 22: President-elect Reagan appoints J Kirkpatrick (UN) and James Watt (Interior)
December 23: Sam Shepard's "True West," premieres in New York City
December 24: Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds
December 27: Calvin Murphy (Rockets) begins longest NBA free throw streak of 78
December 28: Mexico terminated fishing agreements with US
December 29: Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A
December 30: "Wonderful World of Disney," last performance on NBC-TV
December 31: A Jewish owned hotel in Nairobi Kenya is bombed killing 18
December 31: New York Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks
December 31: Senegal president Leopold Senghor resigns
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