On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1980

Historical Events

  • On TV show "Dallas", J.R. is shot

Famous Birthdays

  • Deryck Whibley, Canadian guitarist and singer (Sum41)
  • Marit Bjørgen, Norwegian cross-country skier

Person of interestRonaldinho

Ronaldinho Gaucho, Brazilian football star (Barcelona, Milan), born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Football Star Ronaldinho
Football Star

Famous Deaths

  • Gideon Fagan, South African conductor and composer, dies at 75
  • Peter Stoner, American mathematician, astronomer and Christian apologist (b. 1888)
1980 Highlights

About March 21, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries