What Happened on February 14, 1980

Historical Events

Olympic Gold

Soviet cross-country skier Nikolay Zimyatov wins first of 3 gold medals at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics when he takes out 30k event; also wins relay and 50k gold

  • US launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares
1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • F├ítima Leyva, Mexican footballer, born in Mexico City
  • Josh Senter, American screenwriter, born in Plato, Missouri
  • Michelle Ye, Chinese actress & producer, born in Hangzhou, China
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor

About February 14, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 7 months and 18 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