What Happened on July 6, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test
  • Phillies starter Steve Carlton fans 7 Cardinals to reach 2,836 strikeouts, the most by a left-handed pitcher in MLB history

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats John McEnroe 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6 for his 5th straight Wimbledon crown

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Famous Birthdays

  • Eva Green, French actress and model (Kingdom of Heaven, Casino Royale), born in Paris, France
  • Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • Gail Patrick [Margaret Fitzpatrick], American actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), dies of leukemia at 69