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
Playwright
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? 40 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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