What Happened on March 27, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday

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
  • Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years
  • Norwegian oil platform Alexander Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212