What Happened on June 22, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • Little Richard quits rock & roll for religious pursuit
  • Pro Football Researchers Association forms (Canton Ohio)

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Hawpe, American baseball player
  • Joey Cheek, American speed skater
  • Thomas Voeckler, French road cyclist

Famous Deaths

  • Emory Parnell, St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85
  • Julius Sommer, dies of heart failure, buried in Dayton Ohio
  • Louis Chiron, Monaco race car driver (b. 1899)