On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1980

Historical Events

  • "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" opens at Martin Beck theater, NYC; runs for 8 performances
  • Crew of Soyuz 36 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 35
  • ESPN begins televising college world series games

Historic Event

Jimmy Carter wins enough delegates for renomination

Sports History

NY Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, #1

Famous Birthdays

  • Lazaros Papadopoulos, Greek basketball player
  • Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar (2013-present), born in Doha, Qatar
1980 Highlights

About June 3, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 6 months
Leap Year: Yes

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