On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1980

Famous Birthdays

  • Jenson Button, English auto racer (World Formula 1 Drivers Champion 2009; Super GT 2018), 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
1980 Highlights

About January 19, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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