What Happened on June 7, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Billy Bishop Goes to War" closes at Morosco NYC after 12 performances
  • "Cars" by Gary Numan hits #9
  • 112th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Temperence Hill wins in 2:29.8
  • Jeff Norman runs world record 50k (2:48:06)
  • Tommy John wins his 200th, 3-0 on a 2-hitter

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Mel Gibson (24) weds Robyn Moore (24) in Forestville, New South Wales

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Craig, British writer (b. 1883)
  • Henry Miller, American writer (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn), dies of circulatory complications at 88
  • Richard Bonnelli, actor (Enter Madame), dies