On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1980

Historical Events

  • 1st Cubans of the Mariel boatlift sail to Florida

Historic Event

Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Executioner's Song)

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Wells, American actor, born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Claire Coffee, American actress (General Hospital; Grimm), born in San Francisco, California
  • Steven Holcomb, American Bobsledder (Olympic gold, 2010), born in Park City, Utah (d. 2017)
  • Win Butler, American musician (Arcade Fire), born in Truckee, California

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Fadden, actor (Duffeild-Broken Arrow, Cimarron City), dies at 84
1980 Highlights

About April 14, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries