What Happened on June 7, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 52nd National Spelling Bee: Katie Kerwin wins spelling maculature
  • Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
  • Portugal government of Mota Pinto resigns
  • Rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Hofland, Dutch footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Forrest Carter, American author (b. 1925)