On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1979

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland & steals his 1st base

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Shergold, British internet folklore subject
  • Mindy Kaling, American actress and TV producer (The Office, The Mindy Project), born in Cambridge Massachusetts
  • Petra Němcová, Czechoslovakian-born model, born in Karviná, Czechoslovakia
1979 Highlights

About June 24, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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