The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2036. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a solar cycle.
April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10), December 12 (12/12), and the last day of February always fall on the same day of the week in any given year. This is called the ‘Doomsday rule’. Check these dates using the full 12-month calendar below to verify.
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Historical Events Of 1980
- February 16, 1980 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- March 23, 1980 – Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans.
- April 18, 1980 – The Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country’s first President. The Zimbabwean dollar replaces the Rhodesian dollar as the official currency.
- May 5, 1980 – Operation Nimrod: The British Special Air Service storms the Iranian embassy in London after a six-day siege.
- May 13, 1980 – An F3 tornado hits Kalamazoo County, Michigan. President Jimmy Carter declares it a federal disaster area.
- May 18, 1980 – Gwangju Massacre: Students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations calling for democratic reforms.
- May 20, 1980 – In a referendum in Quebec, the population rejects by a 60% vote the proposal from its government to move towards independence from Canada.
- June 10, 1980 – The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.
- July 15, 1980 – A massive storm tears through western Wisconsin, causing $160 million in damage.
- August 19, 1980 – Saudia Flight 163, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar burns after making an emergency landing at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killing 301 people.
Who Were Born On 1980?
- January 30, 1980 – Leilani Dowding, English model and actress
- March 4, 1980 – Michael Henrich, American ice hockey player
- May 9, 1980 – Jo Hyun-jae, South Korean actor and singer
- June 20, 1980 – Tony Lovato, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mest)
- June 24, 1980 – Nina Dübbers, German tennis player
- August 9, 1980 – Charlie David, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
- August 18, 1980 – Rob Nguyen, Australian race car driver
- October 16, 1980 – Timana Tahu, Australian rugby player
- November 11, 1980 – Edmoore Takaendesa, Zimbabwean-German rugby player