A list of events in 1980 related to Star Wars.
- Star Wars 33: Saber Clash published.
- Marvel Special Edition 2: The Empire Strikes Back published.
- Marvel Super Special 16: The Empire Strikes Back published.
- 08 – Katee Sackhoff is born.
- 12 – Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back novelization published.
- Star Wars 34: Thunder in the Stars published.
- 21 – Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back releases.
- Star Wars 35: Dark Lord's Gambit published.
- The Marvel Comics Illustrated Version of The Empire Strikes Back published.
- Star Wars 36: Red Queen Rising published.
- Star Wars 37: In Mortal Combat published.
- Star Wars 39: The Empire Strikes Back: Beginning published.
- Star Wars: The Making of the Movie published.
- 14 – Anthony Carboni is born.
- 29 – Zachary Levi is born.
- 01 – Kristian Harloff is born.
- Star Wars 40: The Empire Strikes Back: Battleground Hoth published.
- Star Wars 41: The Empire Strikes Back: Imperial Pursuit published.
- 29 – Janina Gavankar is born.
- Star Wars 42: The Empire Strikes Back: To Be a Jedi published.
- 16 – Michael Jibson is born.
- Duncan Pow is born.
- Kenner releases the following action figures:
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