On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1980

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • 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
  • Elizabeth "Lizz" Wright, American jazz and gospel singer, born in Hahira, Georgia
  • Jake Grove, American football player, born in Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer, born in Nunthorpe, United Kingdom
  • Lizz Wright, American jazz and gospel vocalist (Dreaming Wide Awake), 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? 41 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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