January 20, 1981 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 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
  • The US diplomats and citizens held hostage at the US embassy in Tehran begin their journey home