On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "West Side Story" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 341 performances
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor