On This Day

January 3, 1980 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Babrak Karmal defends the Soviet-backed coup in first public appearance since taking power as President of Afghanistan
  • Gold hits record $634 an ounce

Birthdays in History

  • Liya Kebede, Ethiopian model

Deaths in History

  • Axel Springer Jr, German photographer, commits suicide at 38

MurderJoy Adamson

Joy Adamson [Friederike Viktoria Gessner], Austrian naturalist and author (Born Free), murdered at 69 by her servant

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson

1980 in History