John Lennon was shot and killed on this day at the entrance of the Dakota building, New York City, where he lived with his wife Yoko Ono. He was 40 years old.
Double Fantasy, the comeback album by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, was released in the US and UK on this day.
To celebrate the 40th birthday of her husband John Lennon, and the fifth of her son Sean, Yoko Ono hired an aircraft pilot to skywrite a message in the sky above the Dakota.
Living at the Dakota Building in New York City, John Lennon wrote a to-do list on this day for his assistant Fred Seaman.
Wings' 11-date tour of Japan was scheduled to run from 21 January to 2 February 1980. On this day Paul and Linda McCartney and their four children arrived in the country.