What Happened on June 21, 1980

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Jefferson, American basketball player
  • Sendy Rleal, Dominican baseball player
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader, songwriter ("Strangers in the Night"; "Danke Schoen"), and record producer (The Beatles first recordings), dies of a stroke at 56
1980 Highlights

About June 21, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
  • UK #1 Song: Crying - Don Mclean