June 1980 calendar

June 1980

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1980?


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 03 Jun 1980 An explosive device is detonated at the Statue of Liberty. The FBI suspects Croatian nationalists.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1980?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Funkytownyoutube
  2. - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)youtube
  3. - Coming Upyoutube
  4. - Call Meyoutube
  5. - Biggest Part Of Meyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - What's Another Year
  2. - Cryingyoutube
  3. - Geno
  4. - Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide is Painless)
  5. - No Doubt About It


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1980?

Smiley'S People by John le Carré

Smiley'S People


The New York Times bestseller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Our Kind of Traitor, and The Night Manager, is now a TV series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carre's latest novel, A Legacy of Spies is now available.

War Within And Without by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

War Within And Without


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Hungry As The Sea by Wilbur Smith

Hungry As The Sea


Wilbur Smith's vividly realistic novels are set on the edge of human courage and nature's fury. This master storyteller takes us to the cold South in Hungry as the Sea.

Will by G. Gordon Liddy



From soldier to Washington insider, from a prisoner who preferred to be held in a prison than to betray his principles to a writer and radio personality at the top, G.

Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer

Kane & Abel


William Lowell Kane, and Abel Rosnovski were both born on the same day. One was the son of a Boston millionaire while the other was a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men were born on the opposite sides of the Atlantic …