On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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