On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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

Battle of InterestIran 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
  • 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