On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1979

Historical Events

Music History

Little Richard quits rock & roll for religious pursuit

  • Pro Football Researchers Association forms (Canton Ohio)

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Hawpe, American baseball player
  • Joey Cheek, American speed skater
  • Thomas Voeckler, French road cyclist

Famous Deaths

  • Emory Parnell, St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85
  • Julius Sommer, dies of heart failure, buried in Dayton Ohio
  • Louis Chiron, Monégasque racing driver, dies at 79
1979 Highlights

About June 22, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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