On This Day

What Happened on January 25, 1980

Historical Events

  • Bani Sadr elected president of Iran
  • Dutch government demands boycott of Olympics
  • Highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, USN hovercraft

Music History

Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported

Famous Birthdays

  • Efstathios Tavlaridis, Greek footballer, born in Serres, Greece
  • Michelle McCool, American professional wrestler, born in Palatka, Florida
  • Xavi [Xavier Hern├índez Creus], Spanish footballer, born in Terrassa, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • David Newell, American actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves), dies at 75
  • Queenie Watts [Mary Spenton], British singer and actress (Up the Junction, Holiday on the Buses), dies at 56
1980 Highlights

About January 25, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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