What Happened on January 16, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Pujols, Dominican MLB 1st baseman (NL MVP 2005, 2008-9)), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Alyssa Edwards [Justin Johnson], American drag performer, choreographer, TV personality and businessperson (Beyond Belief Dance Company), born in Mesquite, Texas
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, American composer and playwright (In The Heights, Hamilton), born in New York City
  • Michelle Wild, Hungarian model
  • Seydou Keita, Malian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Anna Maria Franciska van Wageningen-Salomons, Dutch author (Girl Student), dies at 94