On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1980

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Edward Albee's "Lady from Dubuque" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Edward Albee

Famous Birthdays

  • JoĆ£ozinho, Brazilian footballer, born in Sergipe, Brazil
  • Leilani Dowding, British glamour model, born in Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Pavel Ponomaryov, Russian-Estonian actor, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Wilmer Valderrama, American actor, born in Miami, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Lil Dagover, actress (Destiny, Spiders), dies at 82
  • Professor Longhair [Henry Roeland Byrd], American blues singer and pianist, dies from a heart attack at 61
1980 Highlights

About January 30, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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