Several factors add to the occasion of Michelle Ford's impressive gold medal win in the 800m freestyle at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
We look back at local and overseas reporting and reactions to the death of music legend John Lennon on 8 December 1980.
A poignant tribute to John Lennon from radio 3GL in Melbourne, broadcast December 1980 not long after his death.
A report on Ten Eyewitness News on 10 December 1980, just two days after John Lennon was shot dead in New York, shows a group of Australian fans of The Beatles and how they reacted to Lennon's murd
This is a short clip from a community documentary called Space Games – Rage or Rip Off?
John Farnham appeared on The Don Lane Show in 1980 and performed the ballad 'Sometimes When We Touch' before sitting down with Don Lane and his special guest, entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.