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

Film Release

Musical comedy film "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


Famous Birthdays

  • 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

Famous Deaths

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

About June 20, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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