On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Jenson Button, English Formula One driver (World Championship 2009), born in Frome, England
  • Kotoko, Japanese singer, born in Hokkaido, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Franko Goldman, American educator and composer, dies at 69
  • William O Douglas, member US Supreme court (1939-75), dies at 81