Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 1980.
- June 30: Ian Scott McGregor, who voiced Cletus Ewing in Grand Theft Auto V, is born in Walnut Creek, California.
- Johnny Rotten gets a three year suspension from medical practice for harassing a patient.
- Alex Shrub becomes a congressman.
- Maurice Chavez begins working in Vice City as Sal, the Wheat-Free Clown.
- Bernard "Crow" Gordon's band Ambulance begins gaining popularity in Vice City.
- January: Eileen and Harold Johnson receive their daughters lips from her killer on the anniversary of their daughters death.
- Kate McReary is born in Dukes, Liberty City.
- Michael Keane is born in Dukes, Liberty City.
- Margot is born in Liberty City.
- Cherise Glover is born in North Holland, Liberty City.
- Teddy Benavidez is born in the Dominican Republic.
- Anthony Corrado is born in Westdyke, Alderney.
- Derrick McReary is arrested for cocaine possession.
- Mori Green is arrested for stolen property.
- Mary Valvona is arrested for assault.
- The Feud win the championship this year.
3D and HD Universe
- The Australian-American War begins.