On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1979

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 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
1979 Highlights

About June 27, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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