What Happened on January 26, 1980

Historical Events

Music History

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

  • 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? 43 years and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Australia Day (Australia), Republic Day (India)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rock With You - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders