On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1980

Historical Events

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

6th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Carol Burnett win (TV)

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Actor Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
Actor, Director and Comedian Alan Alda
Actor, Director and Comedian
Alan Alda
  • The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Stephen Milne, Australian rules footballer
1980 Highlights

About March 8, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces