What Happened on March 12, 1980

Historical Events

Album Release

Columbia Records releases "Glass Houses", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's seventh studio album; it features his 1st No.1 single - "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"

Murder of Interest

Jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of murdering 33 in Chicago

  • NY Islanders 3rd scoreless tie, vs Pittsburgh Penguin
1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Murray, Swedish ice-hockey player
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1914)

About March 12, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • UK #1 Song: Together We Are Beautiful - Fern Kinney