What Happened on January 21, 1980

Historical Events

  • Gold hits record $850 an ounce
  • Les Henson, Virginia Tech, makes 89' 3" basketball field goal

Famous Birthdays

  • Aubrie Rippner, tennis star (1995 USTA National Girls 18), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dave Kitson, English footballer
  • Nana Mizuki [Kondō], Japanese voice actress, film dubber, and J-pop singer ("Phantom Minds"), born in Niihama, Ehime, Japan
Born in 1980

About January 21, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 2 months and 5 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