On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • In NYC 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as manager of the New York Yankees
  • Mali's constitution goes into effect

Famous Birthdays

  • John Duddy, Northern Irish boxer
  • John Ford, American software engineer
  • Quentin Jammer, American football player
  • Soni Meduna, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Popenoe, American eugenicist (b. 1888)