What Happened on June 2, 1979

Historical Events

Papal Visit

John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a Communist country (Poland)

Event of Interest

Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley signs first homosexual rights bill

  • NASA launches space vehicle S-198
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Morena Baccarin, Brazilian-American actress (Serenity; Deadpool; Homeland), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45

About June 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 3 months and 19 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: Sunday Girl - Blondie