What Happened on January 18, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Gold reaches $1,000 an ounce
  • Pink Floyd's "Wall" hits #1
  • Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell & Ian Schrager sentenced to 3½ years in prison for tax evasion & fined $20,000

Famous Birthdays

  • Estelle Swaray, English singer
  • Jason Segel, American actor
  • Julius Peppers, American football player
  • Robert Green, English footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Cecil Beaton, British photographer, dies at 76