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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 1980.
The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on March 1980: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1980?


Events

  • 01 Mar 1980 CTUC, Commonwealth Trade Union Council, established
  • 02 Mar 1980 3rd Islander scoreless tie - Penguins in Pittsburgh
  • 03 Mar 1980 The USS Nautilus is decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.
  • 04 Mar 1980 40th hat trick in New York Islanders' history-Mike Bossy.
  • 05 Mar 1980 Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49.
  • 06 Mar 1980 Emmy 7th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 1st time
  • 08 Mar 1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 09 Mar 1980 Flemish / Walloon battles in Belgium, 40 injured
  • 10 Mar 1980 Willard Scott becomes the weather forcaster on the Today Show
  • 12 Mar 1980 Jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of murdering 33 in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 13 Mar 1980 Eric Heiden skates world record 1000 metre (1:13.60).
  • 14 Mar 1980 3rd Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • 16 Mar 1980 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic.
  • 18 Mar 1980 Vostok rocket exploded on launch pad while being refueled, killing 50
  • 20 Mar 1980 US appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran.
  • 21 Mar 1980 On TV show Dallas, J.R. is shot
  • 22 Mar 1980 The Georgia Guidestones are erected in Elbert County, Georgia.
  • 23 Mar 1980 Shah of Iran arrives in Egypt
  • 24 Mar 1980 Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks
  • 26 Mar 1980 A mine lift cage at the Vaal Reef gold mine in South Africa falls 1.2 miles (1.9 kilometers), killing 23.
  • 27 Mar 1980 Happy New Year opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 31 Mar 1980 Jesse Owens, American athlete (Olympics-gold-1936), dies in Tucson, Arizona at age 66 (born 1913).

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Movies

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The King and the Mockingbird

The King and the Mockingbird

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Paul Grimault

Starring: Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, Raymond Bussières, Agnès Viala

The Changeling

The Changeling

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Peter Medak

Starring: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Marsh

Country: United States of America

Zigeunerweisen

Zigeunerweisen

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Seijun Suzuki

Starring: Yoshio Harada, Naoko Ôtani, Kisako Makishi, Akaji Maro

City of Women

City of Women

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Prucnal, Bernice Stegers, Jole Silvani

Books

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The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment

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Arthur Pendragon is King! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause --

Triple by Ken Follett

Triple

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A New York Times bestselling novel of international suspense and terror from the author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the …

White House Years by Henry Kissinger

White House Years

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Kissinger’s invaluable and lasting contribution to the history of this crucial time. One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration, White House Years covers Henry Kissinger’s

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

Old Love by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Old Love

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This classic collection explores the varieties of wisdom gained with age and especially those that teach us how to love, as 'in love the young are just beginners and the art