|Centuries:||18th century - 19th century - 20th century|
|Decades:||1850s 1860s 1870s - 1880s - 1890s 1900s 1910s|
|Years:||1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889|
- October 10 - First Presidency reorganized, with John Taylor as president and George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith as counselors. There had been no First Presidency since the death of Brigham Young in 1877.
- Ocober 27 - John Henry Smith called and ordained an apostle by John Taylor
- Ocober 27 - Francis M. Lyman called and ordained an apostle by John Taylor