On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1979

Historical Events

  • 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"

Famous Birthdays

  • Ladislav Nagy, Slovak ice hockey left wing (World C'ship gold 2002; NHL: SL Blues, Phoenix Coyotes, Dallas Stars, LA Kings), born in Ĺ aca, Slovakia
  • Markus Persson "Notch", 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

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
1979 Highlights

About June 1, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini