On This Day

What Happened on March 18, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Vostok rocket explodes on the launch pad while being refueled, killing 50

Famous Birthdays

  • Sebastien Frey, French footballer
  • Sophia Myles, English actress

Famous Deaths

  • "Grishata" Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (At Each Kilometer), dies at 47
  • Erich Fromm, German/US psychoanalyst, dies at 79
  • Herman Griffith, cricketer (13 Tests for WI, 44 wickets), dies