June 23, 1980 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 1st solar-powered coast-to-coast two-way radio conversation

Event of interestEvent of Interest

South African Prime Minister P. W. Botha warns the country that confrontation will be inevitable if his proposed President's Council fails

President of South Africa P. W. Botha
President of South Africa
P. W. Botha

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