On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1980

Historical Events

  • Soviet 2-time world champion team Natalia Linichuk and Gennadi Karponosov win the Olympic ice dance gold medal at Lake Placid by just 0.96 from Krisztina Regőczy & András Sallay of Hungary
  • Soviet cross-country skier Nikolay Zimyatov wins his 2nd gold medal of the Lake Placid Winter Olympics as part of the 4 x 10k relay; also wins 30k and 50k gold

Famous Birthdays

  • Artur Boruc, Polish footballer
  • Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby union footballer

Famous Weddings

  • Actress Susan Dey (LA Law) weds producer Bernard Sofronski

Famous Deaths

  • Alice Longworth Roosevelt, youngest daughter of Theodore, dies at 96
  • Joseph Banks Rhine, American parapsychologist (Extra-Sensory Perception), dies at 84
1980 Highlights

About February 20, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces