What Happened on February 22, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Afghanistan declares martial law

Event of interestEvent of Interest

USA beats USSR in Olympic hockey 4-3, referred to as "Miracle on Ice". USA captain Mike Eruzione scores winning goal in 3rd period

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head), dies at 66
  • Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), murdered in his New York apartment at 46
  • Oskar Kokoschka, Austria/British painter/graphic artist, dies at 93