What Happened on January 30, 1980

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

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 (That 70s Show -"Fez"), born in Miami, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Lil Dagover, actress (Destiny, Spiders), dies at 82
  • Professor Longhair [Henry Roeland Byrd], American boogie-woogie, New Orleans R&B, and mambo pianist and singer ("Tipitina": "Go To The Mardis Gras"), dies from a heart attack at 61
1980 Highlights

About January 30, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rock With You - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: The Special AKA Live! EP - The Special AKA