What Happened on May 14, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Musical Chairs" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • Bucky Dent hits an inside park HR, Royals walk 14 Yanks including 5 with bases loaded, Yanks win 16-3
  • Department of Health & Human Services begins operation
  • Valencia of Spain wins 20th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 5-4 on penalties in Brussels

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugene Martineau, Dutch decathlete
  • Hugo Southwell, Scottish rugby union footballer
  • Zdeněk Grygera, Czech footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh Griffith, actor (Passover Plot, Ben Hur, Tom Jones), dies at 67
  • Wilhelm Weismann, composer, dies at 79