What Happened on February 24, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Canterbury Tales" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders

Music History

Revival of Brian Clark's stage drama "Whose Life is it Anyway?" starring Mary Tyler Moore and James Naughton, and directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, opens at the Royale Theatre, NYC; runs for 96 performances

Olympic Gold

US ice hockey team clinches gold medal with 4-2 win over Finland at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; comes after 4-3 "Miracle on Ice" victory against hot favorite Soviet Union

  • XIII Winter Olympic Games close in Lake Placid, New York
1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Anton Gustafsson, Swedish Iron Maiden fan and tribute artist, born in Kinna, Sweden (d. 2003)
  • Roman Sloudnov, Russian swimmer
  • Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese professional wrestler
Born in 1980

About February 24, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • UK #1 Song: Atomic - Blondie