On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1980

Historical Events

  • 42nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats UCLA, 59-54; Cardinals' first title in first title game

IranIran Hostage Crisis

ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline"

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Iranian students storm the walls of the US Embassy in Tehran
Iranian students storm the walls of the US Embassy in Tehran
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  • Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks

Famous Birthdays

  • Luke Edwards, Nevada City Ca, actor (Newsie)
  • Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Oscar Romero, El Salvador Roman Catholic priest, murdered during mass at 62
1980 Highlights

About March 24, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries