What Happened on June 16, 1979

Historical Events

Sports History

Boston Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit

  • Muslim Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo, Syria
  • Single "Logical Song" by Supertramp peaks at #6
1979 History

Famous Deaths

  • (William Jennings Bryan) "Ben" Weber, American composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62
  • Ignatius Kutu Acheamphong, Ghanaian chief of state (1972-78), executed by firing squad during a coup at 47
  • Liselotte Welskopf-Heinrich, German writer and historian, dies at 77
  • Nicholas Ray, American film director (Rebel Without a Cause), dies at 67

About June 16, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 3 months and 14 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