On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Call Me" single released by Blondie (Billboard Song of the Year 1980)
  • Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
  • Soap opera "Love of Life" ends a 28 year run

Famous Birthdays

  • Moisés Muñoz, Mexican soccer goalkeeper (19 caps; Morelia, América), born in Aguililla, Mexico
  • Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian soccer forward (13 caps; Emelec), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Gastone Nencini, Italian road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1957, Tour de France 1960), dies at 49
  • Jack Bailey, American actor & TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
  • Romolo Valli, Italian actor (Boom, La Viaccia), dies at 54
1980 Highlights

About February 1, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius