Sunday June 08, 1980

US date format: 6/8/1980, UK date format: 8/6/1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 8, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Sonia Bompastor and Gustavo Manduca. 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 Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sengoku Ninja Tai or Skiing.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
  • World Ocean Day.
  • Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
  • Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
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Events

  • 26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little
  • 34th Tony Awards: Children of a Lesser God and Evita win
  • 50th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63)

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Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Busch: German stage actor, singer, socialist,...

Movies

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The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Country: United States of America

Brubaker

Brubaker

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Morgan Freeman, Jane Alexander

Country: United States of America

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels

Country: United States of America

Man Pasand

Man Pasand

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Dev Anand, Tina Ambani, Girish Karnad, Mehmood

Bronco Billy

Bronco Billy

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers

TV Series

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

The Stockard Channing Show

The Stockard Channing Show

Directed by: *

Vakáción a Mézga-család

Vakáción a Mézga-család

Starring: Endre Harkányi, Ilona Györi, Margit Földessy, Péter Geszti

Country: Hungary

Are You Being Served in Australia?

Are You Being Served in Australia?

Vygodniy Kontrakt

Vygodniy Kontrakt

Days to next June 08

If June 08, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 3 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader

The Ninja

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"Totally absorbing...as gripping a tale of hatred and revenge as you will read...It is superb."NEWS RECORDThis is the story of Nicholas Linnear, half-Caucasian, half-Oriental, a man caught between East and West,

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book

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"Her audience is everyone who has ever married, had children, gotten to middle age, owned a dog or a duck."DALLAS TIMES HERALDIn this book Erma comes out--out of the kitchen--with these

Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer

Kane & Abel

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William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men, born on the same day, on opposite sides of the

Smiley'S People by John le Carré

Smiley'S People

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

Who'S On First by William F. Buckley Jr

Who'S On First

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The celebrated author of Tucker's Last Stand and Stained Glass offers a chilling story set against the backdrop of the cold war space race. Blackford Oakes heads a mission to kidnap a pair of extraordinary Russian scientists who can put …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Heli Fire

Heli Fire

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Moon Cresta

Moon Cresta

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Dragon 32, Sharp X68000, SNES, PS2, Virtual Console, PS4

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nichibutsu, Taito, Sega-Gremlin, Centuri, HAMSTER Corporation

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East

Mission Asteroid

Mission Asteroid

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Skiing

Skiing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on June 08, 1980?

On June 08, 1980 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is June 08, 1980?

On June 08, 1980 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on June 08, 1980?

On June 08, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on June 08, 1980?

On June 08, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on June 08, 1980?

On June 08, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on June 08, 1980?

On June 08, 1980 several famous people were born including, Sonia Bompastor, Gustavo Manduca, Jamie Spencer.

Which famous people died on June 08, 1980?

Famous people died on June 08, 1980 include, Ernst Busch.

What was the number one song in June 08, 1980?

The number one song in the week of June 08, 1980 was Funkytown by Lipps, Inc. in US and Crying by Don McLean in UK.

What were the top hits on June 08, 1980?

The top hits on June 08, 1980 were Funkytown by Lipps, Inc., Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) by Paul McCartney, Coming Up by Paul McCartney, Biggest Part Of Me by Ambrosia in US and Crying by Don McLean, Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide is Painless) by MASH in UK.


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