On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • PGA begins a senior golf tour

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Russian dissidents Andrei Sakharov & Jelena Bonner arrested in Moscow and banished to Gorky

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • West Indies beat England 2-0 to win cricket's 1st World Series Cup

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Moody, American guitarist (Evanescence), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Christopher Masterson, American actor, born in Long Island, New York
  • Jake Grove, American football player, born in Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer, born in Nunthorpe, United Kingdom
  • Lizz Wright, American jazz & gospel singer, born in Hahira, Georgia
  • Subhash Ram Prajapati, Nepalese writer, born in Bhaktapur, Nepal

Famous Deaths

  • Iris Meredith [Shunn], American actress (Son of Davy Crockett, The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen), dies at 64