On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1980

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Carl White, rocker, dies
  • Larry Williams, American rocker (Dizzy, Miss Lizzie), dies of a gunshot wound to the head at 44
  • Sarah Selby, 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
1980 Highlights

About January 7, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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