On this day, March 22nd, 1980: Pink Floyd's “Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)” hits #1 in the Billboard charts, their only #1 single. Here's a shot from Roger Waters' The Wall in Athens, Greece 2011.
2-22- 1980... The greatest American victory in Men's Olympic Hockey known as "The Miracle On Ice" the US team made up of amateur and collegiate players defeated the 6 time gold medal winning Russian Men's Hockey team!
On Sept 22nd you'll have the chance to learn about and understand how Vietnamese migration shaped culture and history shaped San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. This intriguing lecture, presented by Tho Do, will cover everything from the 1980's activism until present-day influences.
The May 5, 1980 hostage rescue operation at the Iranian Embassy at 16 Princess Gate in London conducted by fifty-five operators of The 22nd Special Air Service. To this day considered by many to be the gold standard of hostage rescue operations. Despite the inevitable foul ups and unexpected turns they remained fluid and advanced aggressively saving lives. Names like Rusty Firmin and John McAleese were etched into legend that day.
Kalaupapa National Historic Park in Hawaii was established December 22nd in 1980. The park preserves a piece of Hawaiian history. When Leprosy was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands, then King Kamehameha V banished all afflicted to the isolated Kalaupapa peninsula. More than 8000 ultimately died there.
Join the Florida Museum of Natural History for its annual Passport Gala! This year's theme is "Back to the Future." Show up in your best 1950s or 1980s threads and have a blast. Proceeds support the creation of a permanent Discovery Room for children and families. See you on February 22nd to get "Back to the Future!"
The 22nd annual Daytona 500 was held February 17, 1980. Buddy Baker started the decade by winning the fastest Daytona 500 in history, at 177.602 mph (285.809 km/h), it was Baker's only 500 win and did so in his 18th start, the longest until Dale Earnhardt in 1998. The 1980 Daytona Speedweeks was also marred by the death of Ricky Knotts, who was killed during the Gatorade Twin 125 qualifying races.
miracle on ice 1980 Soviet Union. On February 22nd, 1980, the U.S. shocked the world by beating the Russians, 4-3. Two days later, they would beat Finland, and capture the gold medal. A film would be made about their improbable story in 2004, Miracle, starring Kurt Russell as Brooks.