What Happened on June 17, 1980

Historical Events

Album Release

Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's fifth studio album "The River"; the 2-record set becomes a global smash, going top five in 8 countries

Famous Birthdays

  • Brittney McConn, American figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr champ), born in Largo, Florida
  • Kimeru, Japanese singer and actor (The Prince of Tennis), born in Kumamoto-ken

Venus WilliamsVenus Williams (42 years old)

American tennis star considered one of the all-time greats of women's tennis, born in Lynwood, California

Born in 1980
1980 Highlights

About June 17, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
  • UK #1 Song: Crying - Don Mclean