History of the United States
Decade - 1980s

What are some Historical facts from 1980?


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Nearly 5000 people died in an earthquake in Italy. Jimmy Carter proclaimed a grain embargo against the USSR. 50 people die in an explosion of a Vostok rocket at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. A Norwegian oil platform collapsed killing 123. The operation to recover US hostages at the embassy in Iran fails. A terrorist bombing in Italy kills 85 people. John Lennon was killed.