On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1980

Historical Events

  • "The Well-Tuned Piano" by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 h 12 m)
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Lucian Bute, Romanian-born Quebec boxer, born in Pechea, Romania
  • Pascal Bosschaart, Dutch footballer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Piotr Giza, Polish footballer, born in Krak√≥w, Poland
  • Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player, born in Compton, California

Famous Deaths

  • Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, cricketer (45 wkts for England), dies
1980 Highlights

About February 28, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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