On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1980

Historical Events


Music awardsGrammy Awards

22nd Grammy Awards: Song of the Year Kenny Loggins' "What a Fool Believes" Best Album Billy Joel's "52nd Street

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel
  • Israel & Egypt exchange ambassadors
  • Terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Valentino, American singer, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Chelsea Clinton, daughter of President Clinton and Hillary Clinton

Famous Deaths

  • George Tobias, American actor (Bewitched), dies at 78
1980 Highlights

About February 27, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces