On This Day

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, Japanese voice actress and singer
1980 Highlights

About January 21, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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