June 23, 1980 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 1st solar-powered coast-to-coast two-way radio conversation
  • South African Prime Minister P. W. Botha warns the country that confrontation will be inevitable if his proposed President's Council fails

Birthdays in History

  • Becky Cloonan, American comic book artist

Deaths in History

  • Clyfford Still, American painter (b. 1904)
  • Sanjay Gandhi, Indian politician, dies in a plane crash at 33
  • V.V. [Varahagiri Venkata] Giri, Fourth President of India (1969-74), dies at 85
  • Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian (bomanslag), dies