What Happened on February 2, 1980

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 defense

Famous Birthdays

  • Oleguer Presas, Spanish football player
  • Teddy Hart [Edward Annis], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

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

About February 2, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rock With You - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: The Special AKA Live! EP - The Special AKA