On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1980

Historical Events

  • Egypt & Israel exchange ambassadors for 1st time
  • Military coup under Desi Bouterse in Suriname

Event of interestEvent of Interest

New Zealand cricket captain Geoff Howarth 147 and Richard Hadlee 103 hold off West Indies pace quartet of Roberts, Garner, Holding and Croft during famous 2nd Test draw at Christchurch

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Fong, Hong Kong singer, born in British Hong Kong
  • Gary Majewski, Major League Baseball player, born in Houston, Texas
1980 Highlights

About February 26, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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