On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st teenager to score 50 goals in a season

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Fleming, English news reporter (Daily Politics), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer (Guadalajara), born in Ocotl├ín, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Ricky Hendrick, American NASCAR driver and owner, born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Howorth, English cricketer (England slow lefty all-rounder late 40's), dies at 70