What Happened on March 29, 1980

Historical Events

  • 134th Grand National: American amateur rider Charlie Fenwick wins aboard 40/1 outsider Ben Nevis; only 4 from 30 starters finish race

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Mathews, Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Kim Tae Hee, South Korean actress (Iris), born in Ulsan, Korea
  • Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein, of Jordan, fourth son of King Hussein bin Talal, born in Amman, Jordan

Famous Weddings

Tony Blair

77th Prime Minister of UK Tony Blair (26) weds barrister and lecturer Cherie Booth

Famous Deaths

  • Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 74
1980 Highlights

About March 29, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 11 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