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Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th president of the United States.
Eric Heiden wins five gold medals at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY
Richard Pryor sets himself on fire while freebasing cocaine.
The United States boycott the Summer Olympics in Moscow due to the Soviet Union’s involvement in Afghanistan.

picture courtesy of https://sports.yahoo.com/ghost-olympians-the-saga-of-the-us-boycott-of-the-1980-olympics-123315039.html

Music artist that debut in 1980:
Air Supply
The Clash
Christopher Cross
The Pretenders
Survivor
38 Special
Whitesnake
The B-52’s

picture courtesy of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Supply#/media/File:Airsupply.jpg

Grammy- Record of the Year-
“Sailing”, Christopher Cross
Academy Award Winners-
Best Picture; Ordinary People
Best Actor: Robert De Niro, Raging Bull
Best Actress: Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner’s Daughter

Popular TV shows:
Alice
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Jefferson’s
Private Benjamin
Three’s Company

picture courtesy of https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072519/mediaviewer/rm1636536832/

Notable Deaths:
Bon Scott (AC/DC) – 2/19/80, alcohol poisoning; 33
John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)- 9/25/80, alcohol poisoning; 33
John Lennon (Beatles) – 12/8/80, gunshot; 40

Source:
Nite, Norm N.. Rock on almanac: the first four decades of rock ‘n’ roll : a chronology. United Kingdom, HarperPerennial, 1992.

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