Historical Events for April 1980

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Events 1 - 62 of 62

1st - Baseball Players' Association votes to cancel 92 remaining exhibition games
1st - Failed assassination attempt on Iraqi vice-premier Tariq Aziz
1st - France performs nuclear test
1st - Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist
1st - New York City's Transit Worker Union 100 begins a strike lasting 11 days.
2nd - Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st teenager to score 50 goals in a season
3rd - France performs nuclear test
3rd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
4th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
6th - 9th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
6th - Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season
6th - Post It Notes, introduced
7th - Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis
8th - Islander Potvin's 2 shorthanded goals tie NHL record vs Kings & set NHL rec of 2 shorthanded playoff goals in 1 period
9th - Belgium's Marten's government resigns
9th - Kings tie NHL rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Isles
9th - Soyuz 35 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6
11th - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulates sexual harassment
11th - Paul McCartney releases "Coming Up"
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 12th - BCMA, Black Consciousness Movement of Azania, forms
12th - Milwaukee beats Boston Red Sox, 18-1 (Cooper & Money hit grand slams)
12th - US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow Olympic games
12th - Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'etat, ending over 130 years of national democratic presidential succession.
12th - Terry Fox begins his "Marathon of Hope" at St. John's, Newfoundland.
13th - "Grease" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 3,388 performances
13th - "Reggae" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 21 performances
13th - 44th Golf Masters Championship: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 275
13th - Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic
13th - Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
13th - US boycotts Summer Olympics in Moscow
14th - 1st Cubans of the Mariel boatlift sail to Florida
14th - 52nd Academy Awards - "Kramer vs Kramer", Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field win
14th - Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Executioner's Song)
16th - Arthur Ashe retires from professional tennis
Tennis Player Arthur AsheTennis Player Arthur Ashe 16th - Delhi beat Bombay by 240 runs to win Ranji Trophy final
16th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
18th - Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) declares independence from UK
20th - Cubans begin to arrive in US from Mariel boatlift
20th - Donna White wins LPGA Florida "Lady Citrus" Golf Tournament
20th - Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria as hundreds of Berber political activists are arrested.
21st - 84th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:12:11
21st - Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWWW Detroit Mich
21st - 9th Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Gareau of Can in 2:34:28 Rosie Ruiz disqualified as women's champ she hadn't run entire course
23rd - Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die
24th - US military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
25th - A's manager Billy Martin restrained by umpires from attacking a fan
25th - Announcement of Jimmy Carter hostage rescue bungle in Iran
25th - Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Wayne Webb
25th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
26th - Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)
26th - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
26th - Iran begins scattering US hostages from US Embassy
26th - Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120 feet
26th - Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)
27th - Barbara Barrow wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
28th - Cyrus Vance, Carter's Secretary of State, resigns
28th - Reunion Arena in Dallas opens
29th - Corazones Unidos Siempre Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc. is founded.
30th - "Barnum" opens at St James Theater NYC for 854 performances
30th - Ronald Harwood's "The Dresser" premieres in London
30th - Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
30th - Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands, abdicates; Princess Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard becomes Queen

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