- "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
- LaDainian Tomlinson, American football player
About June 23, 1979
Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No
Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Cancer
- #1 Song: Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
- #1 Song: Ring My Bell - Anita Ward