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Headlines From 1980 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1980 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1980 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1980 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1980 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1980 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1980 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1980 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1980 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1980 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1980 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
13th February 1980The Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, New York.
21st March 1980U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
27th March 1980The Norwegian oil platform Alexander Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its total crew of 212.
31st March 1980Jesse Owens, African-American athlete (b. 1913) dies.
10th April 1980Spain and the United Kingdom agree to reopen the border between Gibraltar and Spain, previously closed since 1969.
18th April 1980Zimbabwe gains independence from the United Kingdom; controversial leader Robert Mugabe becomes Prime Minister.
25th April 1980A Dan-Air Boeing 727 crashes in Tenerife, killing all 146 occupants and marking the worst air disaster involving a British-registered aircraft in terms of fatalities.
30th April 1980Six Iranian-born terrorists take over the Iranian embassy in London. The SAS retakes the Embassy on 5th May; 1 terrorist survives.
21st May 1980“Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” is released.
22nd May 1980“Pac-Man” is released and has since become the best-selling arcade game of all time.
28th May 1980Nottingham Forest wins the European Cup, beating Hamburg 1-0 in Madrid
10th July 1980Alexandra Palace is destroyed by a fire.
19th July 1980The 1980 Summer Olympics begin in Moscow, Soviet Union. The United States heads a boycott of the event by sixty-one countries in protest to the 1979 Soviet War in Afghanistan.
1st October 1980Associated Newspapers announces that The Evening News will close and merge with the Evening Standard.
10th October 1980Margaret Thatcher tells the Conservative Party conference "U-turn if you want to. The lady's not for turning."
15th October 1980James Callaghan announces his resignation as Leader of the British Labour Party.
7th November 1980Steve McQueen, American actor (b. 1930) dies.
21st November 1980Millions of viewers tune into the U.S. television soap opera “Dallas” to learn who shot lead character J.R. Ewing. The "Who shot J.R.?" event had been a national obsession.
8th December 1980Former Beatle John Lennon dies in a hospital after being shot outside his New York City apartment by Mark David Chapman, a deranged fan who had received his signature earlier in the day.
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A Newspaper From 1980

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).