What Happened on March 24, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 42nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats UCLA 59-54
  • ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline"
  • 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