What Happened on June 13, 1979

Historical Events

Album Release

Asylum Records releases "Mingus", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 10th studio album

  • Phyllis Newman's semi-autobiographical one-woman musical comedy "The Madwoman of Central Park West" opens at the 22 Steps Theater, NYC; runs for 85 performances on Broadway
  • Sioux nation receives $100 million in compensation for Black Hills, South Dakota
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Nila HÃ¥kedal, Norwegian beach volleyball player
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Darla Hood, American child actress (Little Rascals, The Bat), dies from acute hepatitis at 47

About June 13, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
  • UK #1 Song: Ring My Bell - Anita Ward