On This Day

What Happened on June 28, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • NYC transit fare rises from 50 cents to 60 cents
  • The South African Springbok rugby team lead by Morné du Plessis beats the British Lions 12-10 in Port Elizabeth to lead 3-0 in the series

Famous Deaths

  • Heal Gahagan Douglas, (Rep-D-Ca), lost to Nixon, dies at 79
  • Herbie Faye, comedian (Doc, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 81
  • José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1895)
  • Yoshiro Irino, Japanese composer, dies at 58