On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1979

Historical Events

  • 1st space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Zwolsman Jr., Dutch racing driver
  • Yulia Nestsiarenka, Belarusian sprinter (Olympic gold, 2004), born in Brest, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Meister, writer, dies at 67
1979 Highlights

About June 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 25 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