On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1980

Historical Events

Film Premier

Musical comedy film "The Blues Brothers", starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, and directed by John Landis, premieres in Chicago

  • US Supreme Court rules that live, human-made micro-organisms created in labs could be patentable, in Diamond v. Chakrabarty

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? 41 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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