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, English-German daughter-in-law of Richard Wagner and friend of Adolf Hitler (ran Bayreuth Festival), dies at 82
1980 Highlights

About March 5, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • UK #1 Song: Atomic - Blondie