What Happened on January 13, 1980

Historical Events

  • Head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium
  • Judd Woldin's musical "King of Schnorrers", based on Israel Zangwill's novel, closes at Playhouse Theater, NYC, after 63 performances
  • Togo's constitution becomes effective

Famous Birthdays

  • Akira Kaji, Japanese footballer
  • Krzysztof Czerwinski, Polish conductor and organist, born in Poznan, Poland
  • Michael Rupp, American ice hockey player
  • Nils-Eric Johansson, Swedish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Andre Kostelanetz, Russian-American orchestral-pop music conductor (Lincoln Portrarit), dies of pneumonia at 78
1980 Highlights

About January 13, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rock With You - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders