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

1980 History

Famous Birthdays

Christina Ricci (43 years old)

American actress (Wednesday-Addams Family Films; Casper; Mermaids), born in Santa Monica. California

  • Enver Gjokaj, American actor (Dollhouse; Agent Carter), and inventor, born in Orange County, California

Gucci Mane (43 years old)

American rapper (Everybody Looking; "Black Beatles"), born in Bessemer, Alabama

Juan Carlos Ferrero (43 years old)

Spanish tennis player, born in Ontinyent, Spain

  • Sarah Lancaster, American actress (Rachel-Saved By Bell: New Class), born in Overland Park, Kansas
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

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

About February 12, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Do That To Me One More Time - Captain & Tennille
  • UK #1 Song: Coward of the County - Kenny Rogers