What Happened on January 25, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Bani Sadr elected president of Iran
  • Dutch government demands boycott of Olympics
  • Highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, USN hovercraft

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Famous Birthdays

  • Amanda Michelle Burns, Miss West Virginia Teen USA (1997)
  • Efstathios Tavlaridis, Greek footballer
  • Michelle McCool, American professional wrestler
  • Xavi, Catalan Spanish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • David Newell, actor (Dangerous Curves, White Heat), dies at 75
  • Queenie Watts, English actress (b. 1926)