What Happened on January 22nd, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • PGA begins a senior golf tour

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Russian dissidents Andrei Sakharov & Jelena Bonner arrested in Moscow and banished to Gorky

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • West Indies beat England 2-0 to win cricket's 1st World Series Cup

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Moody, American guitarist (Evanescence)
  • Christopher Masterson, American actor
  • Jake Grove, American football player
  • Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer
  • Subhash Ram Prajapati, Nepalese Writer

Famous Deaths

  • Iris Meredith, actress (Lawless Land, Gambling Terror), dies at 64