On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1980

Historical Events

  • Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49

Famous Deaths

  • Jay Silverheels [Harold J. Smith], Canadian actor (The Lone Ranger, Key Largo), dies from a stroke at 67
  • Winifred Wagner-William, German World Festival organizer, dies at 82
1980 Highlights

About March 5, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces