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February 19, 1980 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

OlympicsOlympic Gold

American speed skater Eric Heiden wins 1,000m in Olympic record 1:15.18; third of record 5 gold medal sweep of events at Lake Placid

Speed Skater Eric Heiden
Speed Skater
Eric Heiden
  • Botham a century & 13 wickets in Jubilee Test Cricket at Bombay
  • Swedish alpine skier Ingemar Stenmark wins the giant slalom from Andreas Wenzel of Liechtenstein at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; also takes slalom gold
  • Ulrich Wehling of East Germany wins his third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the Nordic combined event at Lake Placid; winner Sapporo (1972), Innsbruck (1976)
  • Washington beats Montreal, 3-1 to end the Canadiens' 34 game unbeaten streak against Capitals; Caps 0-32-2 against Montreal since entering NHL in 1974

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mike Miller, American basketball player
1980 in Sport