On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 33rd NBA Championship: Sea Supersonics beat Wash Bullets, 4 games to 1
  • Los Angeles passes its first homosexual rights bill
  • Rhodesian bishop Able Muzorewa becomes premier
  • Ted Coombs began a 5,193 mile roller skate from Los Angeles to New York City
  • The first black-led government of Rhodesia in 90 years takes power.
  • Vizianagaram district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Wings release "Old Siam, Sir"

Famous Birthdays

  • Markus Persson "Notch", Video game programmer (Mojang, Minecraft), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Santana Moss, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Mulhall, American actor and producer (The Three Musketeers, The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand), dies at 91
  • Werner Forssmann, German urologist (Nobel 1956), dies at 74