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1980
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Robin Cousins
Ice Skater
1980
   winners of the FA Cup were   
West Ham United
West Ham United 1 Arsenal 0
1980
   Summer Olympic Games were held in   
Moscow
Boycotted by the United States
1980
   winner of the Tour de France was   
Joop Zoetemelk
Holland 1 tour de France, also finished 2nd on 6 occasions.
Midnight Madness
   was released in   
1980
1980
   World Snooker Championship winner was   
Cliff Thorburn
1980
   Wimbledon Men's Singles champion was   
Björn Borg
1980
   Wimbledon Ladies' Singles champion was   
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
1980
   winner of the Australian Rugby League Premiership was   
Canterbury Bulldogs
1980
   winner of the Australian Rules Premiership was   
Richmond Tigers
1980
   Winter Olympics host was   
Lake Placid
1980
   Palme d'Or winner was   
All That Jazz
Directed by Bob Fosse
1980
   Palme d'Or winner was   
"Shadow Warrior (Kagemusha)"
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
1980
   winner of the US Open Men's Singles was   
John McEnroe
d. Björn Borg 7-6 6-1 6-7 5-7 6-4
1980
   winner of the US Open Women's Singles was   
Chris Evert Lloyd
1980
   winner of the French Open Men's Singles was   
Björn Borg
1980
   Tony Award winner for Best Musical was   
Evita
1980
   World Series Champions were the   
Philadelphia Phillies
6 games v. Kansas City Royals. MVP: Mike Schmidt
1980
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Ronald Reagan
Oldest person to be elected as President of the U.S. Had previously been a radio baseball commentator and an actor. Nicknamed 'The Gipper' after one of his early roles.
1980
   was the year   
John Lennon Was Murdered
Shot by Mark Chapman at the Dakota building
1980
   champions were   
Louisville
1980
   Playboy Playmate of the Year was   
Dorothy Stratten
1980
   the winner was   
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
Argentina, b. 1931; architect, sculptor, human rights leader
1980
   saw the release of   
The Blues Brothers
Jake (John Belushi) and Elwood (Dan Ackroyd) on the run from the police, the army, a country & western band and a jilted bride.
1980
   the winner was   
Ordinary People
Directed by Robert Redford for Paramount
1980
   the winner was   
Genuine Risk
Jacinto Vasquez
1980
   the winner was   
Tom Watson
At Muirfield
1980
   winner of The Masters was   
Severiano Ballesteros
At age 23 he was the youngest winner (at that time) and also the first European golfer to win The Masters
1980
   UEFA Champions League winners were   
Nottingham Forest
England
1980
   the winner was   
From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China
A documentary on how music is the voice of many people in China and the rich traditions music has in the country
1980
   Junior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Williams
Yamaha-250 cc
1980
   the winner was   
Chris Evert-Lloyd
Defeated Virginia Ruzici 6-0, 6-3
Vanuatu
   gained independence in   
1980
30 July. France and United Kingdom
Zimbabwe
   gained independence in   
1980
18 April. United Kingdom
1980
   the winners were   
West Germany
1980
   Melbourne Cup winner was   
Beldale Ball
Jockey - John Letts, Trainer - C S Hayes, Owner - Swettenham Stud Syndicate, Time - 3.19.80
Mount St. Helens Erupts, John Lennon Killed, CNN Launched, US Boycotts Moscow Olympics
   are all   
Major Events of 1980
J. Seward Johnson, Jr.
   created the sculpture   
The Awakening, 1980
1980
   winner was   
Temperence Hill
Eddie Maple up, Trainer: Joseph B. Cantey, Owner: Loblolly Stable -- 2:29.80
1980
   was the debut year for   
Morocco
Robert Alexander Kennedy Runcie
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1980 - 1991
Translated from St Albans; retired; died 2000
1980
   winner was   
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Nottingham Forest 0
Edmonton Eskimos
   won the Grey Cup in   
1980
Edmonton Eskimos defeated Hamilton Tiger-Cats 48-10 at CNE Stadium in Toronto, Ontario on November 23, 1980. second largest winning margin in Grey Cup history. the third of Edmonton's 5 consecutive Grey Cup victories.
1980
   was won by   
Los Angeles Lakers
Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers
1980
   was won by   
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1980
   Ali fought   
Larry Holmes
Lost technical knock out
1980
   player of the year was   
Terry McDermott
Liverpool
1980
   Young Player of the year was   
Glenn Hoddle
Tottenham Hotspur
1980
   player of the year was   
Terry McDermott
Liverpool
1980
   was the year   
John Lennon Was Murdered
Shot by Mark Chapman at the Dakota building






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