On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Logical Song" by Supertramp peaks at #6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Muslim Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo Syria

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Weber, American composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62
  • Ignatius Kutu Acheamphong, Ghanaian dictator (b. 1931)
  • Liselotte Welskopf-Heinrich, writer, dies at 77
  • Nicholas Ray, American film director (b. 1911)
1979 Highlights

About June 16, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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