On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1981

Historical Events

  • Adm Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret), ends term as 12th director of CIA
  • Frank C. Carlucci, ends his term as deputy director of CIA
  • Islander Glenn Resch's 25th & last shut-out opponent-Flames 5-0

<b>President Inaugurated</b>President Inaugurated

Ronald Reagan inaugurated as the 40th President of the United States of America

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

IranIran Hostage Crisis

The US diplomats and citizens held hostage at the US embassy in Tehran are released and begin their journey home after 444 days

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Iranian students storm the walls of the US Embassy in Tehran
Iranian students storm the walls of the US Embassy in Tehran
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Famous Birthdays

  • Crystal Lowe, Canadian actress & model, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Freddy Guzm├ín, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Owen Hargreaves, English football player & television pundit, born in Calgary, Canada
1981 Highlights

About January 20, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius