On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1979

Historical Events

Papal Visit

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

Historic Event

Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley signs first homosexual rights bill

  • NASA launches space vehicle S-198

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45
1979 Highlights

About June 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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