On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1980

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Russian dissidents Andrei Sakharov and Yelena 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
1980 Highlights

About January 22, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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