On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • John Mauchly, American physicist (b. 1907)
  • Oscar Ewing, US government official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90
1980 Highlights

About January 8, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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