- Los Angeles passes its first homosexual rights bill
- NBA Championship, Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland: Seattle Supersonics beat Washington Bullets, 97-93 for a 4-1 series victory; Seattle's first major pro sports championship win
- Rhodesian bishop Able Muzorewa becomes premier
- Ted Coombs begins 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"
- Ladislav Nagy, Slovak ice hockey left wing (World C'ship gold 2002; NHL: SL Blues, Phoenix Coyotes, Dallas Stars, LA Kings), born in Šaca, Slovakia
- Markus Persson, Swedish video game programmer (Mojang; Minecraft), born in Stockholm, Sweden
- Santana Moss, American NFL wide receiver / punt returner (Pro Bowl 2005; New York Jets, Washington Redskins), born in Miami, Florida
- 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
About June 1, 1979
Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No
Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini
- #1 Song: Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
- #1 Song: Sunday Girl - Blondie