Historical Events on January 20, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed
  • Adm Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret), ends term as 12th director of CIA
  • Frank C Carlucci, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Islander Glenn Resch's 25th & last shut-out opponent-Flames 5-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • The US diplomats and citizens held hostage at the US embassy in Tehran begin their journey home