On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHL player to score 800 career goals

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Michael Bracey ends 59 h 55 m trapped in an elevator, England

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Conley, American musician
  • Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer
  • Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist
  • Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Taylor Twellman, American soccer player

Famous Deaths

  • Gil Elvgren, American artist (b. 1914)
  • Yigal Allon, Israeli politician, dies at 61
  • Yigol Alton, Israeli Foreign Minister, dies at 61