What Happened on January 20, 1980

Historical Events

Olympic Games

President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow

  • Super Bowl XIV, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Pittsburgh Steelers beat LA Rams, 31-19; MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner

Famous Birthdays

  • Brigitte Olivier, Belgian judoka, born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Federico MartĂ­n AramburĂș, Argentine rugby union winger (22 Tests; 11 competitions Argentina Sevens; Biarritz Olympique, Perpignan, Glasgow Warriors), born in La Plata, Argentina (d. 2022)
  • Matthew Tuck, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine), born in Bridgend, United Kingdom
  • Philippe Cousteau Jr., French oceanographer and grandson of Jacques Cousteau, born in Santa Monica, California
1980 Highlights

About January 20, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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