On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1979

Historical Events


BeatificationPapal Visit

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

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley signs first homosexual rights bill

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • 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? 41 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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