On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


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President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 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
  • Matthew Tuck, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine), born in Bridgend, United Kingdom
  • Philippe Cousteau Jr., Freanch oceanographer & grandson of Jacques Cousteau, born in Santa Monica, California