What happened this day in history March 21, 1980

What are the important events that happened on March 21, 1980? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 21, 1980: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 21, 1980 is the 81st day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 285 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 8, 1980 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 89,568 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘octacontahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $3,426.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Monkey is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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March 21, 1980 Historical Events

  • 1980
    On the season finale of the soap opera Dallas, the infamous character J.R. Ewing is shot by an unseen assailant, leading to the catchphrase “Who shot J.R.?”
  • 1980
    US President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.

Who were born on March 21, 1980?

  • 1980
    Deryck Whibley, Canadian guitarist and singer (Sum41)
  • 1980
    Lee Jin, South Korean actress
  • 1980
    Marit Bjørgen, Norwegian cross-country skier
  • 1980
    Ronaldinho Gaucho, Brazilian international footballer

Who died on March 21, 1980?

  • 1980
    Angelo Bruno, American mobster (b. 1910)
  • 1980
    Peter Stoner, American mathematician, astronomer and Christian apologist (b. 1888)

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