On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1979

Historical Events

Music History

Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months

French Open Men's Tennis

French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg wins 2nd of 4 straight French titles and 6 overall; beats Victor Pecci of Paraguay 6-3, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4


Famous Birthdays

  • Texito Langa, Mozambican jazz drummer-percussionist, composer, and arranger, born in Maputo, Mozambique

Famous Deaths

  • August Maes, Flemish actor and director (Farmer that Dies), dies at 85

John Wayne

John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], American actor (Green Berets, True Grit), dies of stomach cancer at 72


1979 Highlights

About June 11, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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