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)
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Hawpe, American baseball player
  • Joey Cheek, American speed skater
  • Thomas Voeckler, French road cyclist
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Emory Parnell, American vaudeville performer and character actor (Life of RIley; County Fair; Falcon films; Ma and Pa Kettle movies), dies of a heat attack at 86
  • Julius Sommer, dies of heart failure, buried in Dayton Ohio
  • Louis Chiron, Monégasque racing driver, dies at 79
  • Paul Smart, American yachtsman (Olympic gold 1948), dies at 87

About June 22, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
  • UK #1 Song: Ring My Bell - Anita Ward