On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1980

Historical Events

MurderMurder of Interest

American John Wayne Gacy receives the death sentence in Illinois for the murder of 12 people

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:13.60)

Speed Skater Eric Heiden
Speed Skater
Eric Heiden
  • Ford Motor Co found innocent in death of 3 women in a fiery Pinto
  • Men's Figure Skating Championship in Dortmund won by Jan Hoffmann GDR

Famous Birthdays

  • Caron Butler, American basketballer, born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Lee Jung-hyun, South Korean pop singer and actress (Alice in Earnestland), born in Taegu, South Korea
  • Molly Stanton, American actress (Miss March), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Tauno Pylkk√§nen, Finnish composer dies at 61
1980 Highlights

About March 13, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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