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 This day in History - March 1
504 Historic Events for March 1
1979

Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iranian Kurd leader (KDP), dies at 75

Death
1979

"Sweeney Todd" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances

Event
1980

CTUC, Commonwealth Trade Union Council, established

Event
1980

Rose VBL Windsor, daughter of English prince Richard

Birth
1980

John Jacob Niles, composer, dies at 87

Death
1980

Shahid Afridi, cricketer (ton in 37 balls in 1st ODI innings)

Birth
1980

Snow falls in Florida

Event
1980

Patti Smith and MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit

Event
1980

Hilbert van der Duim becomes world champion all-round skater

Event
1981

"Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 767 perfs

Event
1981

Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic

Event
1981

Irish Rep Army Bobby Sand begins hunger strike in Maze Prison

Event
1981

Bobby Sands, IRA member, begins 65-day hunger strike (he dies)

Event
1982

5 dies as ski lift malfunctions a L£z-Ardiden in Pyrenees

Event
1982

5th Emmy Sports Award presentation

Event
1982

Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data

Event
1982

NY Times raises it's price from 25› to 30›

Event
1983

Tamara McKinney becomes 1st US woman skier to win the World Cup

Event
1983

Tornado tears through LA, injuring 33 people

Event
1984

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR #3931 Batten, #4529 Webern, #4530 Smoluchowski, #4818 Elgar, #5502 Brashear and #5943 Lovi

Event
1984

Landsat 5 and ham satellite Oscar 11 launched into polar orbit

Event
1984

Jackie Coogan, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), dies at 69

Death
1985

Eugene List, US concert pianist, dies at 66

Death
1985

Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter

Event
1985

Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases the Milwaukee Bucks

Event