What Happened on January 12, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Mike Bratz (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Crosby, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

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