What Happened on June 7, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Billy Bishop Goes to War" closes at Morosco NYC after 12 performances
  • "Cars" by Gary Numan hits #9
  • 112th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Temperence Hill wins in 2:29.8

French Open Women's Tennis

French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert retains title; beats Virginia Ruzici of Romania 6-0, 6-3 for her 10th Grand Slam singles crown

  • Jeff Norman runs world record 50k (2:48:06)

Sports History

Tommy John wins his 200th, 3-0 on a 2-hitter

1980 History

Famous Weddings

Mel Gibson

American actor Mel Gibson (24) weds Australian nurse Robyn Moore (24) in Forestville, New South Wales

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Craig, British writer (b. 1883)

Henry MillerHenry Miller (1891-1980)

American writer (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn), dies of circulatory complications at 88

  • Richard Bonnelli, actor (Enter Madame), dies

About June 7, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 11 months and 22 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