What Happened on February 27, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 22nd Grammy Awards: "What a Fool Believes" best song, Billy Joel best album
  • Israel & Egypt exchange ambassadors

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF comes to power, winning election in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • Terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Valentino, American singer
  • Chelsea Clinton, daughter of President Clinton and Hillary Clinton

Famous Deaths

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