What Happened on January 29, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 6 Iranian-held US hostages escape with help of Canadians
  • Cleveland Cavaliers beat LA Lakers 154-153 in quadruple OT

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivan Klasnić, Croatian football player
  • Jason James Richter, Medford OR, actor (Free Willy)
  • Yael Bar-Zohar, Israeli actress and model

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Molina, composer, dies at 85
  • Jimmy Durante, comedian (Palooka, Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86