On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1980

Historical Events

  • 1st transmission of CNN, the Cable News Network
  • ANC sets fire to Sasol oil installations in South Africa

Music concertMusic Concert

Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in California

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

First baseman Steve Garvey, hits the 7,000th Brooklyn / LA Dodgers home run in a 9-5 loss at home to the Atlanta Braves

Baseball Player Steve Garvey
Baseball Player
Steve Garvey

Famous Birthdays

  • Oliver James, British actor

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst (b. 1897)
  • Rube Marquard, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NL wins leader 1912; NL strikeout leader 1911; no-hitter 1915; NY Giants), dies at 93
1980 Highlights

About June 1, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini