On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1980

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Rick Barry, Houston, is 1st in NBA to score 8 3-pointers in a game

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry

Famous Birthdays

  • Angelos Charisteas, Greek footballer
  • Shelly Martinez, American wrestler

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? 41 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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