What Happened on June 11, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

78th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (6-2, 6-0)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months

Sport awardTennis Open

French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats Victor Pecci 6-3, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player Victor Pecci
Tennis Player
Victor Pecci

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestJohn Wayne

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

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne