Historical Events on June 23rd, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

"David Letterman Show" debuts on NBC-TV daytime

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 1st solar-powered coast-to-coast two-way radio conversation
  • South African Prime Minister P. W. Botha warns the country that confrontation will be inevitable if his proposed President's Council fails; the Council was part of Botha's plan to effect broad ranging constitutional changes which would allow for a role for both Indian and Coloured people in parliament but which still excluded direct political representation for African people.
  • West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)