What Happened on February 21, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1500m in 1:55.44
  • Hanni Wenzel is 1st Liechtensteiner to win Olympic gold, for the giant slalom

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jim Vandermeer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Justin Roiland, American actor, writer and director (Rick and Morty), born in Stockton, California
  • Parthiva Sureshwaren, Indian racing driver
  • Tiziano Ferro, Italian singer

Famous Deaths

  • Chester Lauck, American actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live), dies at 78