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1980 is the 81st year of the 20th century and the 1st year of the 1980s.

Events

Births

January

Maksimchmerkovskiy
Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Nick Carter Freehold NJ
Nick Carter
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Josh Kelley

February

Matthew Lawrence
Matthew Lawrence

March

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Johan Olsson
Garfunkel & Oates (5133035343)
Kate Micucci

April

Randy Orton May 2014
Randy Orton
The Common Linnets, ESC2014 Meet & Greet 09
Waylon
Daniel MacPherson
Daniel MacPherson
  • April 1
  • April 4 – Björn Wirdheim, Swedish race car driver
  • April 7 – Michael Bellisario, American actor
  • April 8
    • Ben Freeman, British actor
    • Carrie Savage, American actress and voice actress
  • April 9
    • Rachel Specter, American actress
    • Arlen Escarpeta, Belizean actor
  • April 10
  • April 11Mark Teixeira, American baseball player
  • April 12 – Brian McFadden, Irish rock singer
  • April 13 – Colleen Clinkenbeard, American voice actress
  • April 14
    • Ayumi Ito, Japanese actress
    • Tom Franco, American actor
  • April 15 – Natalie Casey, English actress
  • April 16
    • Samir Javadzadeh, Azerbaijani singer
    • Paul London, American professional wrestler
  • April 17
    • Brenda Villa, American water polo player
    • Lee Hyun-il, South Korean badminton player
    • Alaina Huffman, Canadian film and television actress
  • April 18Justin Amash, American politician
  • April 20
    • Jasmin Wagner, German singer
    • Waylon, Dutch singer
  • April 21
    • Tony Romo, American football player
    • Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player
  • April 22 – Nicolas Douchez, French footballer
  • April 24
    • Austin Nichols, American actor
    • Karen Asrian, Armenian chess Grandmaster (d. 2008)
    • Reagan Gomez-Preston, American actress and voice actress
  • April 25
    • Lee Spick, English snooker player (d. 2015)
    • Daniel MacPherson, Australian actor
    • Kazuhito Tadano, Japanese baseball player
  • April 26
  • April 27 – Zayed Khan, Indian actor
  • April 28 – Josh Howard, American basketball player
  • April 29
    • Kian Egan, Irish singer
    • Emmad Irfani, Pakistani model and TV actor
  • April 30 – Luis Scola, Argentine basketball player

May

  • May 1 – Ana Claudia Talancón, Mexican actress
  • May 2
  • May 3 – Marcel Vigneron, American chef
  • May 5
    • Maia Hirasawa, Swedish pop singer
    • Yossi Benayoun, Israeli footballer
    • Hank Green, American entrepreneur, musician, educator, producer and vlogger
  • May 6
    • Kelly van der Veer, Dutch reality TV star
    • Dimitris Diamantidis, Greek basketball player
  • May 7 – Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer
  • May 8 – Benny Yau, Canadian entertainer
  • May 9
  • May 10 – Pete Gray, Australian environmental activist (d. 2011)
  • May 15Josh Beckett, American baseball player
  • May 17 – Alistair Overeem, Dutch mixed martial artist and kickboxer
  • May 18 – Ali Zafar, Pakistani music composer, singer-songwriter, painter and actor
  • May 19
    • Drew Fuller, American actor and model
    • Dean Heffernan, Australian footballer
  • May 21Gotye, Belgian-Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter
  • May 22
    • Lucy Gordon, British actress (d. 2009)
    • Evelin Võigemast, Estonian actress and singer
  • May 24Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong actress
  • May 28
    • Mark Feehily, Irish singer
    • Jørgen Strickert, Norwegian comedian
  • May 29 – Michael Stasko, Canadian actor
  • May 30Steven Gerrard, English footballer
  • May 31 – Andy Hurley, American drummer

June

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Sarah Connor
  • June 1
    • Oliver James, British actor
    • Damien Fahey, American MTV VJ, television host and drummer
  • June 2 – Lindsey Yamasaki, Japanese-American basketball player
  • June 3Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar
  • June 5Mike Fisher, Canadian hockey player
  • June 6Mmusi Maimane, South African politician
  • June 7 – Henkka Seppälä, Finnish bassist
  • June 8 – David Holoubek, Czech football manager
  • June 10
    • Jessica DiCicco, American actress
    • Francelino Matuzalem, Brazilian footballer
    • Wang Yuegu, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
  • June 13
    • Sarah Connor, German singer
    • Juan Carlos Navarro, Spanish basketball player
  • June 16
    • Brad Gushue, Canadian curler
    • Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer
  • June 17
    • Kimeru, Japanese singer
    • Venus Williams, American tennis player
    • Jeph Jacques, American webcomic writer
  • June 19 – Jason White, American football player
  • June 22Ilya Bryzgalov, Russian ice hockey player
  • June 23
    • Erick Elías, Mexican actor
    • Mark Greaney, Irish singer and guitarist
    • Ramnaresh Sarwan, West Indian cricketer
    • Manus Boonjumnong, Thai boxer
    • Francesca Schiavone, Italian tennis player
    • Jessica Taylor, English singer
    • Melissa Rauch, American actress
  • June 24
    • Liane Balaban, Canadian actress
    • Minka Kelly, American actress
  • June 25
    • Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress
    • Philippe Lacheau, French actor, director and writer
  • June 26
    • Michael Vick, American football player
    • Michael Jackson, English footballer
    • Rafiz Abu Bakar, Malaysian footballer
  • June 27 – Kevin Pietersen, South African-English former cricketer
  • June 29
    • James Courtney, Australian race car driver
    • Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano
    • Martin Truex Jr., American race car driver
  • June 30
    • Adil Annani, Moroccan long-distance runner
    • Ryan ten Doeschate, Dutch cricketer
    • Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht, Iranian footballer
    • Nelbert Omolon, Filipino professional basketball player
    • Rade Prica, Swedish footballer
    • Sayuti, Indonesian footballer

July

Harbhajan Singh's Pepsi promotional event 'Change The Game'
Harbhajan Singh
  • July 1
    • Mizz Nina, Malaysian fashion designer, a host, humanitarian
    • Nelson Cruz, Dominican baseball player
    • Shon Seung-mo, South Korean badminton player
  • July 2 – Brian Drolet, American actor, producer and writer
  • July 3
    • Roland Schoeman, South African swimmer
    • Olivia Munn, American actress and model
    • Harbhajan Singh, Indian international cricketer
  • July 5
    • Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, American reality TV star
    • Eva Green, French actress and model
    • Zayed Khan, Indian actor and producer
    • Fabián Ríos, Colombian actor and model
    • Jason Wade, American singer and guitarist
  • July 6Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player
  • July 7
    • Marika Domińczyk, Polish American actress
    • Jim McMahon, British politician
    • Michelle Kwan, American figure skater
    • Dr Malinga, South African record producer and musician
  • July 8
    • Robbie Keane, Irish footballer
    • Chetan Anand, Indian badminton player
    • Yang Tae-Young, South Korean gymnast
  • July 10
    • Thomas Ian Nicholas, American film actor, singer, musician, producer, director and writer
    • Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
    • Jessica Simpson, American singer
    • Jeremy Ray Valdez, American actor
    • James Rolfe, American director, actor and writer
    • Cláudia Leitte, Brazilian singer
  • July 11
    • Mathias Boe, Danish badminton player
    • Alvent Yulianto, Indonesian badminton player
  • July 12
    • Kristen Connolly, American actress
    • Eny Widiowati, Indonesian badminton player
  • July 13 – Pejman Nouri, Iranian football player
  • July 15
    • Reggie Abercrombie, American baseball player
    • BxB Hulk, Japanese professional wrestler
    • JW-Jones, Canadian blues musician
    • Jasper Pääkkönen, Finnish actor and film producer
    • Julia Perez, Indonesian singer and actress (d. 2017)
  • July 16
    • Svetlana Feofanova, Russian pole-vaulter
    • Adam Scott, Australian golfer
  • July 17
    • Rashid Ramzi, Moroccan-Bahraini athlete
    • Masato Yoshino, Japanese professional wrestler
    • Ryan Miller, American ice hockey goaltender
  • July 18Kristen Bell, American actress
  • July 19
    • Yeoh Kay Bin, Malaysian badminton player
    • Michelle Heaton, English singer (Liberty X)
    • Mark Webber, American actor
  • July 20
  • July 21 – CC Sabathia, American baseball player
  • July 22
    • Tablo, South Korean-Canadian rapper, songwriter, record producer, and author
    • Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer
    • Kate Ryan, Belgian singer
  • July 23Michelle Williams, American singer and actress
  • July 25 – Rebeka Dremelj, Slovenian singer
  • July 26Jacinda Ardern, 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • July 27 – Nick Nemeth, American professional wrestler
  • July 29
    • Rachel Miner, American actress
    • Fernando González, Chilean tennis player

August

William Levy in 2015 (2)
William Levy
Joanne Froggatt May 3, 2014 (cropped)
Joanne Froggatt

September

Nigar Camal 2012
Nigar Jamal
Mike Comrie in 2009
Mike Comrie

October

Monica Brown
Monica

November

Luke Hemsworth by Gage Skidmore
Luke Hemsworth
  • November 4 – Sabrina Colie, Jamaican actress
  • November 5
    • Luke Hemsworth, Australian actor
    • Christoph Metzelder, German footballer
    • Essaï Altounian, French-Armenian actor, singer-songwriter, keyboardist and music producer
  • November 6 – Anri Jokhadze, Georgian pop singer
  • November 7 – Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast
  • November 10 – Calvin Chen, Taiwanese pop singer
  • November 11 – Willie Parker, American football player
  • November 12Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor and musician
  • November 13Monique Coleman, American actress
  • November 15 – Kevin Staut, French equestrian
  • November 16 – Kayte Christensen, American basketball player
  • November 17Isaac Hanson, American musician
  • November 18
    • Denny Hamlin, American race car driver
    • Dustin Kensrue, Canadian singer
    • François Duval, Belgian rally driver
    • Junichi Okada, Japanese singer
    • Luke Chadwick, English footballer
    • Mathew Baynton, English actor and writer
    • Minori Chihara, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • November 19 – Adele Silva, English actress and model
  • November 21
    • Hank Blalock, American baseball player
    • Hiroyuki Tomita, Japanese gymnast
    • Elaine Yiu, Hong Kong actress
  • November 22 – David Artell, English footballer
  • November 23 – Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player
  • November 24 – Beth Phoenix, American professional wrestler
  • November 25
    • Rowly Dennis, English actor
    • John-Michael Liles, American hockey player
    • Nick Swisher, American baseball player
  • November 26 – Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer
  • November 28 – Lisa Middelhauve, German singer (Xandria)
  • November 29
    • Jason Griffith, American actor and voice actor
    • Janina Gavankar, American actress and musician
    • Ilias Kasidiaris, Greek politician

December

Elizabeth Rodriguez by Gage Skidmore
Elizabeth Rodriguez

Deaths

January

Olympic sprinters Owens Metcalfe and Wykoff 1936 (cropped)
Frank Wykoff
Justice William O Douglas
William O. Douglas
Teresa Noce 2
Teresa Noce

February

Alice Roosevelt by Frances Benjamin Johnston
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Enrico Celio
Enrico Celio
Mario Mattoli 1963
Mario Mattoli

March

NBogolyubov
Nikolay Bogolyubov
Boun Oum 1971
Boun Oum
Tôn Đức Thắng
Tôn Đức Thắng

April

William R. Tolbert, Jr.
William R. Tolbert Jr.
Mario Bava 75
Mario Bava

May

June

Fray Cosme Spessotto Zamuner 1978
Sante Spessotto
Yacoub III (1979)
Ignatius Jacob III

July

Abdelhamid Sharaf portrait
Abdelhamid Sharaf
Prime Minister Salah al-Bitar - March 1963
Salah al-Din al-Bitar

August

September

John Bonham 1975
John Bonham

October

Farrel
Edelmiro Julián Farrell
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Mariano Suárez

November

Sara García in No Basta Ser Madre (1937)
Sara García

December

Date Unknown

  • Nureddine Rifai, 25th Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1899)

Movies released

TV Series

  • Gumby Adventures – The first Gumby in 1980's. Gumby episode is "The Music Ball", "Shrink-a-Dink" and "Hatching Out" in November 1, 1980 first aired.

Hit Songs

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