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

Notable FireworksMount St. Helens Erupts

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