On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

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

  • Héctor Luna, Dominican Republic baseball player, born in Monte Cristi Province, Dominican Republic
  • Moisés Muñoz, Mexican footballer, born in Aguililla, Mexico
  • Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (b. 1930)
  • Gastone Nencini, Italian road cyclist (winner Giro d'Italia 1957, Tour de France 1960), dies at 49
  • Jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
  • Romolo Valli, actor (Boom, La Viaccia), dies at 54