On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1979

Historical Events

  • Sri Lanka beat Canada by 60 runs to win the 1st ICC Trophy

Famous Birthdays

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt, American actor (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World,), born in Virginia, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • Angus Maclise, American percussionist, mystic, shaman, and composer (Velvet Underground), dies of hypoglycemia and pulmonary tuberculosis at 41
  • Julian Orchard, English actor (Perfect Friday, Bless this House), dies at 49
1979 Highlights

About June 21, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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