What Happened on February 9, 1980

Historical Events

NBA Record

Rick Barry of the Houston Rockets is the 1st in NBA history to score eight 3-pointers in a game

Famous Birthdays

  • Angelos Charisteas, Greek footballer
  • Shelly Martinez, American wrestler
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, dies at 106
  • Charlie Fowlkes, American baritone saxophonist (Count Basie Orchestra, 1953-80), dies at 63
  • Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and writer (The White Lanes of Summer), dies at 79
1980 Highlights

About February 9, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rock With You - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: The Special AKA Live! EP - The Special AKA