What Happened on March 24, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Nightline with Ted Koppel" premieres on ABC
  • 42nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats UCLA, 59-54; Cardinals' first title in first title game

Iran Hostage Crisis

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

  • Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks on the LP "Rarites"

Event of Interest

Deposed Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (60) arrives in Egypt for cancer treatment at Maadi Military Hospital, near Cairo

1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Luke Edwards, Nevada City Ca, actor (Newsie)
  • Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

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

About March 24, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) - Pink Floyd
  • UK #1 Song: Going Underground/Dreams Of Children - Jam