On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Dutch 2nd Chamber joins oil boycott of South Africa
  • Mrs Shakuntala Devi mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Gates, American football player
  • Craig Mottram, Australian middle distance runner (World C'ship bronze 2005, only non-African runner to medal in event since 1987), born in Frankston, Victoria
  • Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer and songwriter
  • Tara Platt, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • AndrĂ© Leducq, French cyclist (Tour de France 1930, 32; Olympic gold road race 1924), dies at 76
  • Terence Fisher, English film director (b. 1904)