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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Famous Deaths

  • Arno Schmidt, German writer, dies at 65