Today in History for March 1980

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 58 of 58

1st - CTUC, Commonwealth Trade Union Council, established
1st - Hilbert van der Duim becomes world champion all-round skater
1st - Patti Smith & MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit
1st - Snow falls in Florida
2nd - 3rd Islander scoreless tie-Penguins in Pitts
2nd - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Sun City Golf Classic
2nd - Mike Bratz (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games
3rd - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
3rd - The USS Nautilus is decimmissioned.
3rd - Pierre Trudeau sworn in, for the second time, as the 17th Prime Minister of Canada
4th - 40th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
4th - Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe
5th - Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49
6th - Emmy 7th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 1st time
6th - Princess Theater (Latin Quarter, Cotton Club) opens at 200 W 48th NYC
6th - French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it 1st woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar)
8th - 6th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Carol Burnett win (TV)
8th - Greg Chappell 235 & Yallop 172, for 217 stand at Faisalabad
8th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Actress Jane FondaActress Jane Fonda 8th - The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union.
9th - Flemish/Walloon battles in Belgium, 40 injured
9th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Sunstar '80 Golf Tournament
10th - Willard Scott becomes the weather forcaster on the Today Show
11th - Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Aust v Pak cricket draw
12th - Jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of murdering 33 in Chicago
12th - NY Islanders 3rd scoreless tie, vs Pittsburgh Penguin
13th - Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:13.60)
13th - Ford Motor Co found innocent in death of 3 women in a fiery Pinto
13th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Dortmund won by Jan Hoffmann GDR
14th - 3rd Emmy Sports Award presentation
14th - Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund West Germany won by Regoczy & Sallay
14th - Ice Pairs Championship at Dortmund won by Cherkasova & Shakhrai (USSR)
14th - Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)
14th - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Dortmund won by Anett Potzsch
16th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic
18th - Vostok rocket exploded on launch pad while being refueled, killing 50
20th - The Mi Amigo ship containing England's pirate Radio Caroline sinks
20th - US appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran
21st - On TV show Dallas, J.R. is shot
23rd - Border completes 150 in each inning of Test Cricket v Pakistan
23rd - Donna Caponi Young Pro-Am wins LPGA National Golf Tournament
23rd - France performs nuclear test
23rd - Shah of Iran arrives in Egypt
24th - 42nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats UCLA 59-54
24th - ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline"
24th - Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks
26th - Bombay gets its 1st rock concert in 10 years (The Police)
27th - "Happy New Year" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 17 performances
27th - "Reggae" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 21 performances
27th - Elevator in Vaal Reef S Afr gold mine crash 1900m down (23 die)
27th - Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years
27th - The Norwegian oil platform Alexander Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
30th - Mark Medoff's "Children of a Lesser God" premieres in NYC
30th - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
31st - Larry Holmes TKOs Leroy Jones in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
31st - Mike Weaver KOs John Tate in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
President Jimmy CarterPresident Jimmy Carter 31st - President Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry
31st - The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets due to bankruptcy and debt owed to creditors.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 57 of 57

1st - Rose VBL Windsor, daughter of English prince Richard
1st - Shahid Afridi, cricketer (ton in 37 balls in 1st ODI innings)
1st - Djimi Traoré, Malian footballer
1st - Abdur Rehman, Pakistani cricketer
2nd - Édson Nobre, Angolan footballer
2nd - Lance Cade, American professional wrestler
3rd - Mason Unck, American football player
4th - Omar Bravo, Mexican footballer
4th - Jung Da Bin, South Korean actress (d. 2007)
4th - Jack Hannahan, American baseball player
4th - Arash Markazi, American sportswriter
7th - Laura Prepon, American actress
8th - Stephen Milne, Australian rules footballer
11th - Paul Scharner, Austrian footballer
11th - Dan Uggla, American baseball player
12th - Douglas Murray, Swedish ice-hockey player
13th - Caron Butler, American basketballer
13th - Lee Jung-hyun, South Korean pop singer and actress
13th - Molly Stanton, American actress
14th - Matteo Grassotto, Italian racing driver
14th - Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby union footballer
14th - Aaron Brown, British/English footballer
14th - Mercedes McNab, Canadian-born actress
15th - Deidra Graham, Salt Lake City Utah, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
15th - Freddie Bynum, American baseball player
16th - Felipe Reyes, Spanish basketball player
16th - Todd Heap, American football player
17th - Danny Califf, American soccer player
18th - Sebastien Frey, French footballer
18th - Sophia Myles, English actress
19th - Mikuni Shimokawa, Japanese singer
19th - Don Sparrow, Canadian illustrator
20th - Jamal Crawford, American basketball player
20th - Ock Ju-Hyun, South Korean singer
21st - Ronaldinho Gaucho, Brazilian international footballer
21st - Marit Bjørgen, Norwegian cross-country skier
21st - Deryck Whibley, Canadian guitarist and singer (Sum41)
22nd - Pamela O'Connor, Scottish ice dancer
22nd - Shannon Bex, American singer (Danity Kane)
23rd - Russell Howard, British Comedian
24th - Luke Edwards, Nevada City Ca, actor (Newsie)
24th - Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer
25th - Carrie Lam, Hong Kong actress
25th - Joe King, Guitarist and Co-Founder for the band The Fray
26th - Son Ho Young, Korean singer
28th - Cara Lewis, Miss Mississippi Teen USA (1997)
28th - Stiliani Pilatou, Greek long jumper
28th - Luke Walton, American basketball player
29th - Kim Tae Hee, South Korean actress
29th - Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein, of Jordan
29th - Amy Mathews, Australian actress
30th - Liriel Higa, Los Angeles California, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
30th - Ricardo Osorio, Mexican footballer
30th - Yalin, Turkish singer and songwriter
31st - Jenny Smith, Western Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
31st - Chien-Ming Wang, Taiwanese baseball player
31st - Maaya Sakamoto, Japanese voice actor

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 27 of 27

1st - John Jacob Niles, composer, dies at 87
1st - Dixie Dean, English footballer (b. 1907)
1st - Wilhelmina, high-fashion model and owner of model agency (b. 1940)
5th - Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), dies at 60
5th - Winifred Wagner-William, German World Festival organizer, dies at 82
9th - Olga Chekova, actress (Moulin Rouge, Pawns of Possession), dies at 82
10th - Herman Tarnower, doctor (Scarsdale Diet), killed by Jean Harris
12th - Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1914)
13th - Tauno Kullerve Pylkkanen, composer, dies at 61
14th - Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian politician (b. 1902)
16th - Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (b. 1898)
17th - Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (Vrai Visage de la Paix), dies at 68
18th - Erich Fromm, German/US psychoanalyst, dies at 79
18th - Herman Griffith, cricketer (13 Tests for WI, 44 wickets), dies
21st - Gideon Fagan, composer, dies at 75
21st - Peter Stoner, American mathematician, astronomer and Christian apologist (b. 1888)
23rd - Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (b. 1928)
24th - Oscar Romero, archbishop of San Salvador, murdered during mass
25th - Roland Barthes, French literary critic and writer (b. 1915)
25th - Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (b. 1901)
25th - Walter Susskind, Czech conductor (b. 1913)
25th - James Wright, American poet (b. 1927)
26th - Jon-Jon Poulos, rocker (Buckinghams), dies from drugs at 32
28th - Dick Haymes, actor (Real Life, Betrayal), dies
28th - Jesse Owens, (Oly-gold-36), dies at the age of 66
29th - Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 74
31st - Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (b. 1905)

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