Monday 9 June 1980
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Navid Akhavan and Anthony Geslin.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Funkytown by Lipps, Inc..
In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits.
The Blues Brothers, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vakáción a Mézga-család.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Compu-Spell or Sea Duel.
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- Saint Efrem=Saint Ephraim, deacon, Doctor of the Church
- Blessed Diana d'Andalo
- Saint Pelagia, virgin, martyr [BLS]
- Saint Vincent, deacon, martyr [BLS]
- Blessed Richard, bishop of Andria, Apulia
- Saint Liborius, bishop (of LeMans), confessor [GTZ: LeMans]
- Saint Edmund, bishop of Canturbury, confessor (Translation day) [GTZ: England]
- Saint Diomedes
- =? Blessed Columba, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Scotland]
- Saint Columba (called Saint Columcille in Ireland, where he is honoured as one of the islands three patron saints)
- Saint Alexander, martyr [GTZ: Russia]
- Roman Empire paganism - third day of the Vestalia in honor of the goddess Vesta
- Saint Primus and Felicianus, martyrs [common]
- Navid Akhavan: Iranian-German actor.
- Anthony Geslin: French road bicycle racer, who became a professional in 2002 when he signed with the Bonjour team.
- D'banj : Nigerian singer, songwriter and harmonica player.
- Udonis Haslem: American basketball player.
- Chaosxsilencer : YouTube Star.
- Piff the Magic Dragon: Magician
- Bachir Boumaaza: YouTube Star
- David Williams:
- Navíd Akhavan: Iranian-German actor and singer
- James DeBello: American actor
- Mike Fontenot: American baseball player
- Timothy Glanfield: English journalist and author
- Nikolai Novosjolov: Estonian fencer
- Paul Preiss: American model and actor
- Lehlohonolo Seema: South African football player
- Kana Ueda: Japanese voice actress and singer
- Leonard Huizinga: Journalist / writer (Olivier & Adrian), dies at 73.
- 14th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers and Loretta Lynn
- Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine
- Phillies and SF Giants end their game at 3:11 AM
- In the California - Mexico border region, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurs.
- Soyuz T-2 returns to Earth.
- In Los Angeles, comedian Richard Pryor is badly burned trying to freebase cocaine.
- Apartheid: The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a statement by their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela. ANC.org.za
- A Unabomber bomb injures United Airlines president Percy Wood in Lake Forest, Illinois.
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