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

Mount St. Helens Erupts

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
1980 Highlights

About March 27, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 8 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