January 3, 1980 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Babrak Karmal defends the Soviet-backed coup in first public appearance since taking power as President of Afghanistan
  • Gold hits record $634 an ounce

Deaths in History

  • Axel Springer Jr, German photographer, commits suicide at 38

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Joy Adamson, Czech conservationist and author (Born Free), killed by her servant at 69

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson