What Happened on March 13, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:13.60)
  • 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 Kullerve Pylkkanen, composer, dies at 61