What Happened on January 25, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Battle of InterestIran Hostage Crisis

52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death

Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
  • Super Bowl XV, Louisiana Superdome: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10; MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAlicia Keys

Alicia Keys [Cook], US singer-songwriter (Fallin, Where Do We Go From Here), born in NYC, New York

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
  • Francis Jeffers, English footballer, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Tose Proeski, Macedonian Singer, born in Prilep, Macedonia (d. 2007)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Bill Murray (30) weds Margaret Kelly on Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Bill Murray

Famous Deaths

  • Adele Astaire [Lady Charles Cavendish], American dancer and entertainer, sister of Fred Astaire (Last Man on Earth, Millie), dies at 82
  • Richard Talmadge, actor (Speed Reporter), dies