On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1980

Historical Events

  • California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 HRs & double to beat Red Sox 20-2

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Film "Blues Brothers" with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi opens in 594 theaters

Actor and Comedian Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Comedian
Dan Aykroyd

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Panamanian boxer Roberto DurĂ¡n takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous points decision


Famous Birthdays

  • Carlo Festuccia, Italian rugby union footballer
  • Fabian Wegmann, German road racing cyclist
  • Franco Semioli, Italian footballer
  • Tony Lovato [Anthony John Lovato], American singer and guitarist (Mest), born in Blue Island, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Allan Pettersson, Swedish composer, dies at 68
1980 Highlights

About June 20, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini