What Happened on January 25, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death

Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
  • Super Bowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Alicia Keys [Cook], singer-songwriter (Fallin, Where Do We Go From Here), born in New York City

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
  • Francis Jeffers, English footballer
  • Tose Proeski, Macedonian Singer (d. 2007)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Bill Murray (30) weds Margaret Kelly on Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Bill Murray

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Talmadge, actor (Speed Reporter), dies
  • [Adele] Marie Astaire, actress (Last Man on Earth, Millie) and sister of Fred Astaire, dies at 82