What Happened on February 17, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 22nd Daytona 500: Buddy Baker wins (177.602 MPH)
  • Dot Germain wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Harrington, American basketball player
  • Jason Ritter, American actor
  • Klemi Saban, Israeli footballer
  • Shanyn MacEachern, Brampton Ontario, gymnast (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Graham Sutherland, English artist (official WWII war artist), dies at 76
  • Jerry Fielding, composer (Bewitched, Hogan's Heroes), dies at 57