Dick Button becomes the first American figure skater to win a gold medal.
Dorothy Hamill wins the gold medal in women's figure skating at the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.
American speed skater Dan Jansen falls on the first turn of the 500-meter final at the Calgary Winter Olympics. Earlier in the day, Jansen learned that his sister had died of leukemia.
Dick Button becomes the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in figure skating in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
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.