Despite oversleeping, Eric Heiden wins the Olympic gold medal in speed skating in the 10,000 meters in a world record time of 14 minutes, 28.13 seconds. It's his fifth gold medal in five events in Lake Placid, N.Y.
The third Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, N.Y. In speed skating, Irving Jaffee wins the 5,000 meters and Jack Shea takes the 500 meters. The U.S. loses 2-1 to Canada in hockey.