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.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1980 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1980
MCMLXXX
Ab urbe condita2733
Armenian calendar1429
ԹՎ ՌՆԻԹ
Assyrian calendar6730
Baháʼí calendar136–137
Balinese saka calendar1901–1902
Bengali calendar1387
Berber calendar2930
British Regnal year28 Eliz. 2 – 29 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2524
Burmese calendar1342
Byzantine calendar7488–7489
Chinese calendar己未年 (Earth Goat)
4677 or 4470
    — to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
4678 or 4471
Coptic calendar1696–1697
Discordian calendar3146
Ethiopian calendar1972–1973
Hebrew calendar5740–5741
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2036–2037
 - Shaka Samvat1901–1902
 - Kali Yuga5080–5081
Holocene calendar11980
Igbo calendar980–981
Iranian calendar1358–1359
Islamic calendar1400–1401
Japanese calendarShōwa 55
(昭和55年)
Javanese calendar1912–1913
Juche calendar69
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4313
Minguo calendarROC 69
民國69年
Nanakshahi calendar512
Thai solar calendar2523
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 time315532800 – 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.

Events

January

Main article: January 1980

February

Main article: February 1980

March

Main article: March 1980

April

Main article: April 1980

May

Main article: May 1980

June

Main article: June 1980

July

Main article: July 1980

July 10: Fire at Alexandra Palace

August

Main article: August 1980

Moscow Olympic Games on August 2, 1980

September

Main article: September 1980

October

Main article: October 1980

November

Main article: November 1980

December

Main article: December 1980

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
  World 4,434,682,000 4,068,109,000 366,573,000 4,830,979,000 396,297,000
  Africa 469,618,000 408,160,000 61,458,000 541,814,000 72,196,000
   Asia 2,632,335,000 2,397,512,000 234,823,000 2,887,552,000 255,217,000
Europe 692,431,000 675,542,000 16,889,000 706,009,000 13,578,000
Latin America
& Caribbean
361,401,000 321,906,000 39,495,000 401,469,000 40,068,000
Oceania 22,828,000 21,564,000 1,264,000 24,678,000 1,850,000

Births and deaths

Main pages: Category:1980 births and Deaths in 1980

Nobel Prizes

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