What Happened on January 18, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Gold reaches $1,000 an ounce

Music release#1 in the Charts

Pink Floyd's album "The Wall" hits #1

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
  • 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