On This Day

What Happened on January 25, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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