What Happened on April 14, 1980

Historical Events

  • 1st Cubans of the Mariel boatlift sail to Florida

Academy Awards

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

Event of Interest

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

1980 History

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
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Fadden, American stage and screen character actor (It's a Wonderful Life; Broken Arrow; Cimarron City), dies at 85

About April 14, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Call Me - Blondie
  • UK #1 Song: Working My Way Back To You - Forgive Me Girl (Medley) - Detroit Spinners