On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Canterbury Tales" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • NY Islanders 2nd scoreless tie, vs Winnipeg Jets

Sports History

Richard Hadlee becomes NZ's top wicket-taker with 117

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee

Famous Birthdays

  • Christina Ricci, American actress (Wednesday-Addams Family, Casper), born in Santa Monica. California
  • Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player, born in Ontinyent, Spain
  • Sarah Lancaster, American actress (Rachel-Saved By Bell: New Class), born in Overland Park, Kansas

Famous Deaths

  • Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies
  • Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (The Book of the Dead), dies at 66
1980 Highlights

About February 12, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius