On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected & public officials for bribes for political favors
  • Mexican boxer Salvador Sánchez dethrones Danny “Little Red” Lopez as WBC world featherweight champion with a 13th-round TKO in Phoenix, AZ; Lopez champion since November 1976, 8th defence

Famous Birthdays

  • Gucci Mane, African-American rapper
  • Oleguer Presas, Spanish football player
  • Teddy Hart [Edward Annis], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • William H. Stein, American biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies at 68