On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1980

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Gail Patrick [Margaret Fitzpatrick], American actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), dies of leukemia at 69
1980 Highlights

About July 6, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer