What Happened on January 2, 1980

Historical Events

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas retains title for 4th and last Grand Slam win; beats American John Sadri 7-6, 6-3, 6-2

  • British Steel workers go on a national strike

Famous Birthdays

  • Mac Danzig, American mixed martial artist (The Ultimate Fighter 6 lightweight 2007), born in Cleveland, Ohio
1980 Highlights

About January 2, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Please Don't Go - KC And The Sunshine Band
  • UK #1 Song: Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) - Pink Floyd