On This Day

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

OlympicsOlympic 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

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • XIII Winter Olympic Games close in Lake Placid, New York

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
1980 Highlights

About February 24, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces