What Happened on June 3, 1979

Historical Events

  • 33rd Tony Awards: "The Elephant Man" (play) and "Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (musical) 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

About June 3, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love You Inside Out - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Sunday Girl - Blondie