What Happened on June 30, 1980

Historical Events

  • British sixpence demonetised after being in used since 1551 and 12 years after introduction of decimal currency
  • West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow

Famous Birthdays

  • Rade Prica, Swedish footballer, born in Ljungby, Sweden
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Virginia Brown Faire, American silent film actress (Lonesome Trail, Temptress), dies at 76

About June 30, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 11 months
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) - Paul McCartney And Wings
  • UK #1 Song: Crying - Don Mclean