What Happened on January 20, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed
  • Adm Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret), ends term as 12th director of CIA
  • Frank C Carlucci, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Islander Glenn Resch's 25th & last shut-out opponent-Flames 5-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ronald Reagan inaugurated as 40th US President

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • The US diplomats and citizens held hostage at the US embassy in Tehran begin their journey home

Famous Birthdays

  • Christine Bleakley, BBC Television Host
  • Crystal Lowe, Canadian actress
  • Freddy Guzm├ín, Dominican baseball player
  • Owen Hargreaves, English international footballer