1980 was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1980th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 980th year of the 2nd millennium, the 80th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1980s decade.

  • In February of 1980, a group of college kids from the U.S. took down a Soviet hockey dynasty in one of the greatest moments in the history of sports.