What Happened on June 7, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Virginia Ruzici
  • Jeff Norman runs world record 50k (2:48:06)
  • Tommy John wins his 200th, 3-0 on a 2-hitter

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Mel Gibson (24) weds Robyn Moore (24) in Forestville, New South Wales

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Craig, British writer (b. 1883)

Person of interestHenry Miller

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

Author Henry Miller
Author
Henry Miller
  • Richard Bonnelli, actor (Enter Madame), dies