On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1980

Historical Events


OlympicsOlympic Games

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., 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? 40 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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