On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1980

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

Musical comedy film "Blues Brothers" with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi premieres in Chicago

Actor and Comedian Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Comedian
Dan Aykroyd
  • US Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs could be patents

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Gushue, Canadian curler
  • Daré Nibombé, Togolese footballer
  • Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer
  • Martin Stranzl, Austrian footballer
  • Nehir Erdoğan, Turkish actress (Tatli bela Fadime), born in Izmir, Turkey
1980 Highlights

About June 16, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini