On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1980

Historical Events

  • "1940's Radio Hour" closes at St James Theater NYC after 105 performances
  • AFC Championship, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Houston Oilers, 27-13

Election of Interest

Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India

  • NFC Championship, Tampa Stadium: Los Angeles Rams beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 9-0
  • Phil Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat
  • The beginning of the first GPS epoch.

Famous Birthdays

  • Steed Malbranque, French footballer, born in Mouscron, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Georgeanna Tillman, American singer (the Marvelettes), dies at 35 from lupus and sickle cell anemia
1980 Highlights

About January 6, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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