On This Day

What Happened on June 25, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Got Tu Go Disco" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Failed attack on NATO commander Alexander Haig Jr. in Obourg, Belgium by German terrorist Rolf Klemens Wagner, a former member of the Red Army Faction

Famous Birthdays

  • Busy Philipps, American actress (Freaks and Geeks), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Hirooki Goto, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Kuwana, Mie, Japan
  • Katie Doyle, American actress (The Hillz) and reality television star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • La La Anthony , American TV personality (Think Like a Man, Power), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer (Bournemouth), born in Glasgow

Famous Deaths

  • Philippe Halsman, American portrait photographer, dies at 73
1979 Highlights

About June 25, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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