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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 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.

But much more happened on June 1980: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1980?


Events

  • 01 Jun 1980 1st transmission of CNN, Cable News Network
  • 03 Jun 1980 Jimmy Carter wins enough delegates for renomination
  • 05 Jun 1980 Soyuz T-2 carries two cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station.
  • 07 Jun 1980 Billy Bishop Goes to War closes at Morosco NYC after 12 performances
  • 08 Jun 1980 26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little
  • 09 Jun 1980 14th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers and Loretta Lynn
  • 10 Jun 1980 A Unabomber bomb injures United Airlines president Percy Wood in Lake Forest, Illinois.
  • 11 Jun 1980 K-Ingleside streetcar converts to METRO service (San Francisco)
  • 12 Jun 1980 Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests
  • 13 Jun 1980 Deborah Harry / Meat Loaf film, Roadie, premieres
  • 14 Jun 1980 Theme From NY, New York by Frank Sinatra hits #32
  • 15 Jun 1980 Fearless Frank opens at Princess Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 16 Jun 1980 Blues Brothers, premieres in Chicago
  • 17 Jun 1980 Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour
  • 18 Jun 1980 Blues Brothers with Dan Akwoyd and John Belushi premieres
  • 19 Jun 1980 Battle between police and demonstrators in Cape Town, 34 killed
  • 20 Jun 1980 California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 HRs and double to beat Red Sox 20-2
  • 22 Jun 1980 Jim King begins riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
  • 23 Jun 1980 David Letterman Show, debuts on NBC-TV daytime
  • 24 Jun 1980 Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, first horse to win $2 million.
  • 25 Jun 1980 Fearless Frank closes at Princess Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 26 Jun 1980 Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 crashes into the sea near Palermo after an explosion occurs in the air 81 people die. A bomb or a missile is suspected to be the cause of the accident but no culprits are ever found.
  • 27 Jun 1980 1st female state police graduates (NJ)
  • 28 Jun 1980 New York City transit fare rises from 50 cents to 60 cents
  • 29 Jun 1980 Sweeney Todd closes at Uris Theater NYC after 557 performances
  • 30 Jun 1980 West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow

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Music charts

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Movies

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The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

Release year: 1980

Directed by: John Landis

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

Country: United States of America

Airplane!

Airplane!

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Country: United States of America

The Stunt Man

The Stunt Man

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Richard Rush

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield

Brubaker

Brubaker

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

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

Country: United States of America

My Bodyguard

My Bodyguard

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Tony Bill

Starring: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Paul Quandt

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 1980?
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No Love Lost by Helen Van Slyke

No Love Lost

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NO LOVE LOST is Helen Van Slyke at her best: a splendid family story spanning three generations of extraordinary and very different wives, written with Van Slyke’s keen understanding of the

Back Bay by William Martin

Back Bay

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Meet the Pratt clas. Driven men. Determined women. Through six turbulent generations, they would pursue a lost Paul Revere treasure. And turn a family secret into an obsession that could destroy

The Devil'S Alternative by Frederick Forsyth

The Devil'S Alternative

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth delivers a frighteningly possible novel of international terrorism and impending war… As the Russian people face starvation, the Politburo is faced with a

The Real War by Richard Nixon

The Real War

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The Real War

Creek Mary'S Blood by Dee Brown

Creek Mary'S Blood

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The remarkable saga of Creek Indian Mary Musgrove and her descendants, whose lives parallel the American story through two momentous centuriesIn Creek Mary’s Blood, Dee Brown fictionalizes the astonishing true story