What Happened on June 3, 1980

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Crew of Soyuz 36, Valery Kubasov and Bertalan Farkas return to Earth aboard Soyuz 35

  • ESPN begins televising college world series games

Event of Interest

Jimmy Carter wins enough delegates for re-nomination as US President

  • Mexican architect Luis Barragán is awarded architecture's Pritzker Prize at a ceremony at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.
  • Micki Grant's musical "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 8 performances

Sports History

NY Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, #1

1980 History

Famous Birthdays

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

About June 3, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
  • UK #1 Song: Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless) - Mash