On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 8 performances
  • 34th Tony Awards: Children of a Lesser God & Evita win

Sport awardTennis Open

French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins 3rd straight French title; beats American Vitas Gerulaitis 6-4, 6-1, 6-2

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: South African Sally Little wins first of her 2 major titles, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Jane Blalock

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Busch, German singer and actor (b. 1900)