On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1979

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry

Sport awardFrench 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

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

1979 Highlights

About June 11, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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