What Happened on January 7, 1980

Historical Events

  • Minnesota ends Philadelphia Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends

Album Release

Real Records releases "Pretenders", the debut album of The Pretenders, in UK

Event of Interest

US President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation to bail out the Chrysler Corporation with a 1.5 billion dollar loan

1980 History

Famous Deaths

  • Carl White, American vocalist, dies at 47
  • Larry Williams, American R&B singer-songwriter ("Dizzy, Miss Lizzie"; "Slow Down"), dies of a gunshot wound to the head at 44
  • Sarah Selby, American actress (Tower of London), dies at 74
  • Simonne Mathieu, French tennis player (French C'ships 1938-39; 11 Grand Slam doubles titles), dies at 71

About January 7, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
  • UK #1 Song: Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) - Pink Floyd