What Happened on January 31, 1980

Historical Events

  • Police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41

Famous Birthdays

  • James Adomian, American actor, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Ryan Kienle, American bassist (Matchbook Romance), born in Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Tiffany Limos, American actress, born in Dallas, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Jacobus Petrus Duminy, South African academic and cricketer (three Tests for South Africa 1927-29), dies at 82
1980 Highlights

About January 31, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 5 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