What Happened on April 14, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st Cubans of the Mariel boatlift sail to Florida

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

52nd Academy Awards: "Kramer vs Kramer", Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Novelist Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Wells, American actor
  • Steven Holcomb, American Bobsledder (Olympic gold 2010), born in Park City, Utah (d. 2017)
  • Win Butler, American/Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)

Famous Deaths

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