On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Sarava" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 140 performances

US Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Inverness Club: Hale Irwin wins his second Open title, 2 strokes ahead of former champions Jerry Pate and Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player

Famous Birthdays

  • Nick Rimando, American soccer player, born in Montclair, California

Famous Deaths

  • Duffy Lewis, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1912, 15, 16; Boston Red Sox), dies at 91
  • Lou Frizzell, American character actor (Summer of '42; Bonanza - "Dusty Rhodes"), dies at 59
1979 Highlights

About June 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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