What Happened on June 27, 1979

Historical Events

Sports History

Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final (it isn't)

  • Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Speed, Australian musician and film composer (52 Tuesdays), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • John Warne, American Christian rock bassist (Relient K, 2004-13; Ace Troubleshooter, 1995-2005), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Kim Gyu-ri, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
Born in 1979

About June 27, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 9 months and 1 day
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