What Happened on June 8, 1980

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" (play) & "Evita" (musical) win

French Open Men's Tennis

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

LPGA Championship

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

1980 History

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Busch, German singer and actor, dies at 80

About June 8, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 11 months and 25 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