Select World Events From 1980

January 7 – Chrysler was bailed out by the federal government (first time)

February 22 – USA defeats USSR in hockey at the Winter Olympics

May 18 – Mt St Helens erupts

May 21 – “The Empire Strikes Back” opens in movie theaters

June 1 – CNN goes on the air

August 7 – First strikes at the Gdańsk Shipyard in Poland

October 28 – Boilerbuck born

November 4 – Reagan defeats Carter for US presidency

December 8 – John Lennon killed in New York City

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980. So don’t blame me if these are wrong

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