What Happened on January 8, 1980

Historical Events

  • Islander Glenn Resch's 20th shut-out opponent-Canucks 3-0
  • NCAA decides to sponsor women's championships in 5 sports

Famous Birthdays

  • Rachel Nichols, American actress, born in Phoenix, Arizona
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • John Mauchly, American physicist who with J. Presper Eckert, designed the first general purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC), dies at 72
  • Oscar Ewing, US government official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90

About January 8, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 5 months and 2 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