On This Day

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 Williams

Venus Williams, American Tennis Star considered one of the all-time greats of women's tennis, born in Lynwood, California

1980 Highlights

About June 17, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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