On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 21st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament, BJCC Coliseum, Birmingham, AL: LSU beats Kentucky, 80-78
  • 27th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC: Duke beats Maryland, 73-72
  • Commonwealth Trade Union Council established
  • Patti Smith & MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit
  • Snow falls in Florida
  • The US enacts the Crude Oil Windfall Profit Tax Act as part of a compromise between the Carter Administration and the Congress over the decontrol of crude oil prices

Famous Birthdays

  • Abdur Rehman, Pakistani cricketer
  • Djimi TraorĂ©, Malian footballer
  • Rose VBL Windsor, daughter of English prince Richard
  • Shahid Afridi, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (record 100 in 37 balls in 1st ODI innings), born in Khyber, Pakistan

Famous Deaths

  • Dixie Dean, English footballer (b. 1907)
  • John Jacob Niles, American composer and singer, dies at 87
  • Wilhelmina, high-fashion model and owner of model agency (b. 1940)