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Notable Historical Events in 1980 on the 8th

19806th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Carol Burnett win (TV)

198050th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63)

1980Annie Leibovitz has a photo-shoot with John Lennon, the last person to professionally photograph him before his death

1980After playing two shows at the Madison Square Garden, Bob Marley collapsed in Central Park while jogging, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital

Historical Events in 1980 on the 8th
Date Event
Jan 8
Islander Glenn Resch's 20th shut-out opponent-Canucks 3-0 
Jan 8
NCAA decides to sponsor women's championships in 5 sports 
Mar 8
6th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Carol Burnett win (TV) 
Mar 8
Greg Chappell 235 & Yallop 172, for 217 stand at Faisalabad 
Mar 8
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 8
The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union. 
Apr 8
Islander Potvin's 2 shorthanded goals tie NHL record vs Kings & set NHL rec of 2 shorthanded playoff goals in 1 period 
May 8
Sabres take only 15 shots, Islanders 22, in a playoff game 
May 8
World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated 
Jun 8
"It's So Nice to Be Civilized" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 8 perfs 
Jun 8
26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little 
Jun 8
34th Tony Awards: Children of a Lesser God & Evita win 
Jun 8
50th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63) 
Jul 8
51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA 
Jul 8
All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cin Reds) 
Aug 8
LBV Conference Center & Club Lake Villas open 
Sep 8
Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely due to drug arrest 
Oct 8
After playing two shows at the Madison Square Garden, Bob Marley collapsed in Central Park while jogging, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital 
Oct 8
British Leyland starts selling Mini Metro 
Oct 8
USSR & Syria sign peace treaty 
Oct 8
USSR performs nuclear test 
Nov 8
Voyager 1 space probe discovers 15th moon of Saturn 
Dec 8
"Bravo" network premieres on cable TV 
Dec 8
Annie Leibovitz has a photo-shoot with John Lennon, the last person to professionally photograph him before his death 
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