What Happened on March 8, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered (Jupiter's satellite Io)
  • China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam
  • Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) transported 38 miles overland from Palmdale

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Ross, American guitarist (OK Go)
  • Tom Chaplin, English singer (Keane)