What Happened on June 26, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Moonraker", 11th James Bond film starring Roger Moore, premieres in London

  • Rocker Nigel Olsson runs a stop sign, accidentally crashes & kills a driver

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy O'Brien, English footballer
  • Nathan Followill, American alternative-rock backing vocalist and musician (Kings of Leon), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Ryo Fukuda, Japanese racing driver
  • W├ílter Herrmann, Argentinian basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Clore, financier, dies