On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

18 year old American tennis star Tracey Austin wins her only WTA Tour Championship; upsets Martina Navratilova in the final 6–2, 2–6, 6–2 in NYC

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Old Dominion beat Tennessee 68-53 at Mount Pleasant
  • Australian cricketer Allan Border becomes the first and only batsman to reach 150 in each innings of a test, in the 3rd test vs Pakistan in Lahore
  • France performs nuclear test
  • PGA Tournament Players Championship, Sawgrass CC: Lee Trevino wins by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Ben Crenshaw
  • Shah of Iran arrives in Egypt

Famous Birthdays

  • Russell Howard, British Comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (b. 1928)