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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of February 22, 1980 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

Iran’s Islamic Revolution says it will readmit some American journalists banned from the country for alleged biased reporting.

New Hampshire primary – Ronald Reagan wins as does Jimmy Carter.

Leftist guerrillas holding 20 ambassadors and 30 other hostages in the Dominican Republic Embassy free 13 and are expected to free more soon.

Seaman Lisa Ann Wolff stationed on the USS Samuel Gompers can bee seen in the latest issue of Playboy – bottomless under the heading “Women in the Armed Forces.” She’ll probably be released from the Navy.

In Moline, Illinois - Jodi Stuz is fired from her job after she put her bare bottom on a Xerox machine and it the print key. “A lot of people were taking pictures of their hands and their faces and fooling around, so I decided I would take a picture of my bottom, thinking it would be kind of fun just to see what it would look like.”

New Hampshire - Linda Ronstadt is seen on the presidential campaign trail with California governor Jerry Brown as she criticized reporters about being so “cynical” about Brown, who is her boyfriend.

Consumer prices rise 1.4% for the largest monthly increase in over six years.

The Soviet Union unveils its 350-pssenger airbus that features a timesaving baggage compartment where passengers load and unload their own belongings. The first prototype of the plane, the IL-86, flew in 1976 and full-time construction began at the Voronezh aviation plant in central Russia in January, 1977.


Sports news – February 22, 1980

Olympic Games in Lake Placid – The United States Hockey team beats Russia, then Finland – winning the gold medal. 

Phil Mahre becomes the first American man to win an Olympic Alpine skiing medal in 16 years.

President Carter and hundreds of fans welcome the U.S. Olympic  team to the nation’s capital. “For me, as President of the United States of America, this is one of the proudest moments I have ever experienced,” said the President.


Music news – February 22, 1980

Music Television – ABC Monday Night Movie Special – “Elvis” starring Kurt Russell. Repeat from last year.

At the Grammy Awards, Bob Dylan commented on the born-again Christian tone of his last album “I know what some people have been saying… but this is no fad. It’s the future.  We’re just laying the foundation.”

22nd annual Grammy Awards –

Best single – “What A Fool Believes” – Doobie Brothers

Top album – “52nd Street” – Billy Joel

Best male singer – Bob Dylan

Best new artist – Rickie Lee Jones

Best female pop singer- Dionne Warwick

Thursday night television listings/programs/TV guide – February 22, 1980

 CBS – The Waltons, Scruples,

NBC – Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Quincy, For the Child’s Own Good, Tonight, Tomorrow

ABC – Mork & Mindy, Benson, Barney Miller, Soap, 20/20, The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage

PBS – Bill Moyers Journal


Benson – Benson and Gretchen get trapped inside the mansion’s freezing storage room. 

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