On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1980

Famous Birthdays

  • Theresa Kulikowski, American gymnast (World-bronze-95, Olympics 1996), born in Tacoma, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Babs Gonzales [Lee Brown], American be-bop jazz vocalist, poet, and songwriter ("Oop-Pop-A-Da"), dies of cancer at 60
1980 Highlights

About January 23, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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