On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Happy New Year" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • "Reggae" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • Elevator in Vaal Reefs gold mine, South Africa plunges more than 1900m killing all 23 miners aboard

Volcanic EruptionMount St. Helens Erupts

Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years

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Mount St. Helens in Washington state erupts
Mount St. Helens in Washington state erupts
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  • Norwegian oil platform Alexander Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212
1980 Highlights

About March 27, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries