On This Day

January 1, 1980 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Chrysler UK renamed Talbot

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Comic strip "The Far Side" by Gary Larson debuts in The San Francisco Chronicle

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Gary Larson
  • International Decade of Water & Sanitation begins
  • Mob storms Russian embassy in Tehran
  • Premier Adbou Diouf becomes president of Senegal
  • Sweden changes order of succession to throne
  • Victoria is crowned princess of Sweden.

Birthdays in History

  • Elin Nordegren, Swedish model

Deaths in History

  • Pietro Nenni, Italian politician (Socialists), dies at 88
1980 in History