Tuesday 17 June 1980
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
Brubaker, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 June 1980 ?
- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- Venus Williams: American athlete who blazed her way up the ranks of Women's Tennis in 1998 at the age of 18.
- Kimeru : Japanese singer and actor.
- Jeph Jacques: American author and illustrator.
- Elisa Rigaudo: Italian race walker.
- Marion Barry: American politician and businessman, the only son of former Washington D.C.
- Andee Pickens: New Orleans, Louisiana -- Gymnast (1996 Olympics)
- Brittney McConn: Largo, Florida -- Figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr Champ)
- Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour
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