What Happened on February 1, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
  • Soap opera "Love of Life" ends a 28 year run

Famous Birthdays

  • Courtney Hamilton, Miss Arizona Teen USA (1996)
  • Héctor Luna, Dominican Republic baseball player
  • Moisés Muñoz, Mexican footballer
  • Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (b. 1930)
  • Jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
  • Romolo Valli, actor (Boom, La Viaccia), dies at 54