On This Day

What Happened on June 28, 1980

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

  • Helen Gahagan Douglas, American actress and politician (Nixon's 1st opponent for the United States Senate in 1950), dies at 79
  • Herbie Faye, comedian (Doc, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 81
  • José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor, dies at 84
  • Yoshiro Irino, Japanese composer, dies at 58
1980 Highlights

About June 28, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer