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 Kraków, Poland
  • Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player, born in Compton, California
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Dinorá de Carvalho, Brazilian pianist, conductor, music educator and composer (Missa Profundis), dies at 75 (or 85, year of birth disputed)
  • Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, cricketer (45 wkts for England), dies

About February 28, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • UK #1 Song: Atomic - Blondie