What Happened on January 16, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Pujols, Dominican-American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Lin Manuel Miranda, American actor, composer, lyricist (In The Heights)
  • Michelle Wild, Hungarian model
  • Seydou Keita, Malian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94