What Happened on June 20, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 HRs & double to beat Red Sox 20-2
  • Film "Blues Brothers" with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi opens in 594 theaters
  • Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous 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