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1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1980th year of the Common Era (CE) andAnno 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.

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At his funeral 6 days later, 42 people are killed amid gunfire and bombs.

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[1][2]July 10: Fire at Alexandra Palace.*July 4 – Chad and Mali recognize the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

August[edit]Edit

[3][4]Final:Csechoslovakia - GDR, Luzsnyiki Stadium*August 7August 31 – Lech Wałęsa leads the first of many strikes at the Gdańsk Shipyard.

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[5][6]December 8: Former Beatlesmember John Lennon is shot dead outside his home in New York.*December 2 – American missionary Jean Donovan and three Roman Catholic nuns are murdered by a military death squad in El Salvador while volunteering to do charity work during the country's civil war.

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World population[edit]Edit

World population
1980 1975 1985
[7]   World 4,434,682,000 4,068,109,000 [8] 366,573,000 4,830,979,000 [9] 396,297,000
[10]   Africa 469,618,000 408,160,000 [11] 61,458,000 541,814,000 [12] 72,196,000
[13]    Asia 2,632,335,000 2,397,512,000 [14] 234,823,000 2,887,552,000 [15] 255,217,000
[16] Europe 692,431,000 675,542,000 [17] 16,889,000 706,009,000 [18] 13,578,000
[19] Latin-America

Caribbean

361,401,000 321,906,000 [20] 39,495,000 401,469,000 [21] 40,068,000
[22]   [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_America North

America]

256,068,000 243,425,000 [23] 12,643,000 269,456,000 [24] 13,388,000
[25] Oceania 22,828,000 21,564,000 [26] 1,264,000 24,678,000 [27] 1,850,000

Births[edit]Edit

January[edit]Edit

[28][29]Zooey Deschanel[30][31]Jason Segel*January 1

February[edit]Edit

[32][33]Chelsea Clinton[34][35]Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck*February 2

March[edit]Edit

[36][37]Laura Prepon[38][39]Ronaldhino*March 1 – Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer

April[edit]Edit

[40][41]Charlie Hunnam[42][43]Channing Tatum*April 1

May[edit]Edit

[44][45]Ellie Kemper[46][47]Steven Gerrard*May 2

June[edit]Edit

[48][49]Venus Williams[50][51]Mike Fisher*June 1

July[edit]Edit

[52][53]Eva Green[54][55]Jessica Simpson[56][57]Kristen Bell*July 1 – Patrick Aufiero, American ice hockey player

August[edit]Edit

[58][59]Macaulay Culkin[60][61]Chris Pine*August 2 – Dingdong Dantes, Filipino Actor

September[edit]Edit

[62][63]Michelle Williams[64][65]Yao Ming[66][67]Zachary Levi*September 2 – Dany Sabourin, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender

October[edit]Edit

[68][69]Nick Cannon[70][71]Kim Kardashian*October 3 – Danny O'Donoghue, Irish singer-songwriter (The Script)

November[edit]Edit

[72][73]Ryan Gosling[74][75]Nick Swisher*November 4 – Sabrina Colie, Jamaican actress

December[edit]Edit

[76][77]Christina Aguilera[78][79]Jake Gyllenhaal[80][81]Eliza Dushku*December 1 – Joel A. Sutherland, Canadian author

Deaths[edit]Edit

January[edit]Edit

[82][83]Jimmy Durante*January 1 – Adolph Deutsch, American composer (b. 1897)

February[edit]Edit

March[edit]Edit

[84][85]Oscar Romero[86][87]Jesse Owens*March 1

April[edit]Edit

[88][89]Jean-Paul Sartre[90][91]Alfred Hitchcock*April 4 – Red Sovine, American country & folk singer & songwriter (b. 1917)

May[edit]Edit

[92][93]Josip Broz Tito*May 2 – George Pal, Hungarian-born animator and producer (b. 1904)

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July[edit]Edit

[94][95]Peter Sellers[96][97]Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi*July – Robert Brackman, American painter (b. 1898)

August[edit]Edit

[98][99]Otto Frank*August 1

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October[edit]Edit

November[edit]Edit

[100][101]Mae West*November 4

December[edit]Edit

[102][103]John Lennon[104][105]Alexei Kosygin*December 2 – Romain Gary, Lithuanian-born writer (b. 1914)

Nobel Prizes[edit]Edit

[106]*Physics – James Watson CroninVal Logsdon Fitch

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