What Happened On 18th March 1980 In History

March 18th (1980) was a Tuesday. It's the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 288 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 18th March, 1980

  • » At Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia, 50 people are killed by an explosion of a Vostok rocket e.g Vostok-2M rocket on its launch pad during a fueling operation.

Famous Birthdays on March 18 in 1980

  • » S├ębastien Frey, French footballer
  • » Sophia Myles, English actress
  • » Alexei Yagudin, Russian figure skater
  • » Natalia Poklonskaya, Crimean lawyer and politician

March 18th Famous Deaths for 1980

  • » Erich Fromm, German psychologist and philosopher (b. 1900)

March 18th Holidays in History

  • » Public holidays in Mexico called Anniversary of the Oil Expropriation (Mexico)
  • » Christian Feast Day:
  • » Saint Alexander of Jerusalem known as Alexander of Jerusalem
  • » Cyril of Jerusalem
  • » Edward the Martyr
  • » Saint Fridianus e.g Fridianus
  • » Saint Salvator named Salvator
  • » Earliest date on which Holy Wednesday can fall, while April 21 is the latest; celebrated on the week before Easter. (Christianity)
  • » Flag of Aruba e.g Flag Day (Aruba)
  • » Naval operations in the Dardanelles Campaign The Battle of March 18 named Gallipoli Memorial Day (Turkey)

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