On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 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

  • Bobby Crosby, American baseball player, born in Lakewood, California

Famous Deaths

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