1980 in History
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 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 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