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Notable Historical Events in 1980 on the 21st

1980Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic

1980Mikhail Gorbachev elected member of Politburo

Historical Events in 1980 on the 21st
Date Event
Jan 21
Gold hits record $850 an ounce 
Jan 21
Les Henson, Virginia Tech, makes 89' 3" basketball field goal 
Feb 21
Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1500m in 1:55.44 
Feb 21
Hanni Wenzel is 1st Liechtensteiner to win Olymp gold (giant slalom) 
Mar 21
On TV show Dallas, J.R. is shot 
Apr 21
84th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:12:11 
Apr 21
Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWWW Detroit Mich 
Apr 21
9th Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Gareau of Can in 2:34:28 Rosie Ruiz disqualified as women's champ she hadn't run entire course 
May 21
"Star Wars Episode V - Empire Strikes Back" opens in cinemas in UK and North America 
May 21
Eintracht Frankfurt wins 9th UEFA Cup at Frankfurt 
May 21
Ensign Jean Marie Butler is 1st woman to graduate from US service academy 
Jul 21
Jean-Claude Droyer climbs Eiffel Tower in 2 hrs 18 mins 
Aug 21
Linda Ronstadt opens in "Pirates of Penzance" on Broadway 
Sep 21
Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic 
Sep 21
LA Ram Johnnie Johnson scores a 99 yard interception 
Sep 21
Richard Todd of NY Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record) 
Sep 21
Kerry GAA beat Roscommon GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 1-9 to 1-6 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row. 
Oct 21
"Banjo Dancing" opens at Century Theater NYC for 38 performances 
Oct 21
1st (& only) time Phillies win World Series (in 98 years) 
Oct 21
Mikhail Gorbachev elected member of Politburo 
Oct 21
Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history 
Nov 21
Dallas' "Who Shot JR?" episode (Kristen) gets a 53.3 rating (83 mill) in the US 
Nov 21
Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84 
Nov 21
Gene Michael named 25th Yank mgr, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns 
Nov 21
John & Yoko pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum 
Nov 21
MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas in fire; 84 die 
Dec 21
Harold Carmichael ends NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions 
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