Today in History for 1st January 1980

Historical Events

Events 1 - 8 of 8

- 54th Australian Womens Tennis: Barbara Jordan beats S Walsh (63 63)
- Alabama beats Arkansas in Sugar Bowl for college football championship
- Chrysler UK renamed Talbot
- International Decade of Water & Sanitation begins
- Mob storms Russian embassy in Teheran
- Premier Adbou Diouf becomes president of Senegal
- Sweden changes order of succession to throne
- Victoria is crowned princess of Sweden.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 1 of 1

- Elin Nordegren, Swedish model

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

- Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70
- Pietro Nenni, Italian politician (Socialists), dies at 88

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