On This Day

February 16, 1980 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

OlympicsOlympic Gold

American speed skater Eric Heiden wins 5,000m in Olympic record 7:02.29; second of record 5 gold medal sweep of events at Lake Placid

Speed Skater Eric Heiden
Speed Skater
Eric Heiden

Birthdays in Sport

  • Ashley Lelie, American football player