What Happened on January 25, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

BattleIran Hostage Crisis

52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US

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: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl 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 New York City, 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