What Happened on June 26, 1979

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"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

  • Nathan Followill, American alternative-rock backing vocalist and musician (Kings of Leon), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Ryan Tedder, American pop and rock singer-songwriter (OneRepublic - "Apologize"), and record producer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Ryō Fukuda, Japanese racing driver, born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Walter Herrmann, Argentinian basketball player (Olympic 2004 gold), born in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe, Argentina

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Clore, financier, dies
1979 Highlights

About June 26, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
  • UK #1 Song: Are 'Friends' Electric? - Tubeway Army