June 3, 1979 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • 33rd Tony Awards: Elephant Man & Sweeny Todd win
  • Ex-president Idi Amin of Uganda flees to Libya
  • Ixtoc I rig in Gulf of Mexico blows; 3 million bbl of oil spilled in one of world's worst oil spills

Deaths in History

  • Arno Schmidt, German writer, dies at 65