On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1980

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Islanders & Whalers play a NHL penalty-free game
  • Israel & Egypt establish diplomatic relations
  • Mary Decker became 1st woman to run a mile in under 4½ minutes
1980 Highlights

About January 26, 1980

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

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