On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Sweeney Todd" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 557 performances
  • US Senior Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Roberto De Vicenzo of Argentina wins inaugural event by 4 strokes ahead of amateur William C. Campbell; his Champions Tour debut

Famous Birthdays

  • Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano singer and songwriter, born in Neath, Wales
  • Martin Truex Jr, American auto racer (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion 2017), born in Mayetta, New Jersey
  • Mel Peachey, British television personality (PlayMania), born in London
1980 Highlights

About June 29, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer