On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1979

Historical Events

  • "My Sharona" single released by The Knack
  • Charlie Daniels Band releases "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"
  • Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: Man of the match Vivian Richards scores 138 no as defending champions the West Indies beat England by 92 runs; Joel Garner 5/38
  • Supertramp's "Breakfast in America" becomes No. 1 album in the US featuring "Take the Long Way Home"
  • West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup

Famous Birthdays

  • LaDainian Tomlinson, American football player
1979 Highlights

About June 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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