What Happened on February 24, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Canterbury Tales" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Joanne Carner wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
  • Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders
  • USA Olympic hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal

Famous Birthdays

  • Anton Gustafsson, Swedish rock music fan (d. 2003)
  • Roman Sloudnov, Russian swimmer
  • Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese professional wrestler