On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1980

Historical Events

Music City News Awards

14th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn win

Film & TV History

Comedian Richard Pryor suffers severe burns from free basing cocaine

  • Phillies and SF Giants end their game at 3:11 AM
  • Soyuz T-2 returns to Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Lehlohonolo Seema, Lesotho footballer
  • Mike Fontenot, American baseball player
  • Udonis Haslem, American basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • Leonhard Huizinga, Dutch journalist and writer (Olivier & Adrian), dies at 73
1980 Highlights

About June 9, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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