What Happened on June 3, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens on Broadway
  • 33rd Tony Awards: "Elephant Man" and "Sweeny Todd" win
  • Ixtoc I rig in the Gulf of Mexico blows, spilling 3 million barrels of oil in one of the worst oil spills in history

Famous Deaths

  • Arno Schmidt, German writer, dies at 65