On This Day

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

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player Vitas Gerulaitis
Tennis Player
Vitas Gerulaitis
  • 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
1980 Highlights

About January 12, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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