On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1980

Historical Events

Film and TV Awards

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

  • Greg Chappell 235 & Yallop 172, for 217 stand at Faisalabad
  • 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? 41 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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