What Happened on January 20, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Super Bowl XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers beat LA Rams, 31-19 in Pasadena, MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner

Famous Birthdays

  • Brigitte Olivier, Belgian judoka
  • Matthew Tuck, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • Philippe Cousteau Jr., Freanch oceanographer; grandson of Jacques Cousteau