On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1980

Historical Events

  • New York coach Red Holzman wins his 600th NBA game, only the second (after Red Auerbach) coach at the time to reach the plateau, as the Knicks beat Golden State, 107-103
  • USCGC Blackthorn (WLB-391) collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jesse James, American drug dealer and fugitive, born in Hollywood, California
  • Nick Carter, American pop singer (Backstreet Boys), born in Jamestown, New York
1980 Highlights

About January 28, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Australia Day (Australia)

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