What Happened on January 26, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
  • Islanders & Whalers play a NHL penalty-free game
  • Israel & Egypt establish diplomatic relations
  • Mary Decker became 1st woman to run a mile in under 4½ minutes