March 27, 1980 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Elevator in Vaal Reefs gold mine, South Africa plunges more than 1900m killing all 23 miners aboard
  • Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years
  • The Norwegian oil platform Alexander Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.