What Happened on January 12, 1980

Historical Events

Sports History

Björn Borg of Sweden wins his first of 2 season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles outclassing American Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–2 at Madison Square Garden, NYC

  • Phoenix point guard Mike Bratz begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games during a 107-96 loss at the Golden State Warriors

Famous Birthdays

  • Amerie [Rogers] American pop singer-songwriter, born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  • Bobby Crosby, American baseball player, born in Lakewood, California
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies

About January 12, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
  • UK #1 Song: Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) - Pink Floyd