On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1980

Historical Events

  • American golfer Don January beats Mike Souchak by 2 strokes to win the Atlantic City Senior International in Northfield, New Jersey; inaugural tournament of the Senior PGA Tour
  • Jim King begins riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours

Beatification

Pope John Paul II beatifies Kateri Tekakwitha, making her the 1st Native American to be beatified

  • UEFA European Championship Final, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy: Horst Hrubesch scores a double as Germany beats Belgium, 2-1
1980 Highlights

About June 22, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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