What Happened on June 20, 1980

Historical Events

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

Film Release

Musical comedy film "The Blues Brothers", starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, and featuring appearances by Aretha Franklin; Cab Calloway; and Ray Charles opens in 594 theaters

Sports History

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

1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • (Euphemia LatiQue) "Tika" Sumpter, American model, actress, and producer (One Life to Live; The Haves and the Have Nots; Southside with You), born in Queens, New York City
  • Carlo Festuccia, Italian rugby union footballer
  • Fabian Wegmann, German road racing cyclist
  • Franco Semioli, Italian footballer
  • Tony Lovato, American singer and guitarist (Mest), born in Blue Island, Illinois
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Allan Pettersson, Swedish violist and composer (Symphony No. 7), dies at 68

About June 20, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 11 months and 13 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