What Happened on June 30, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Good Times" single released by Chic (Billboard Song of the Year 1979)
  • "Got To Go Disco" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 8 performances

TV Show Appearance

British punk rocker johnny rotten and British actress Joan Collins appear together on BBC TV's "Juke Box Jury"

  • Davona Dale wins the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont to clinch American thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Matisyahu [Matthew Miller], Hasidic Jewish Reggae singer and rapper ("One Day"), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Rick Gonzalez, Hispanic-American actor (Arrow), born in New York City
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Alfons Vranckx, Belgian politician, dies at 72

About June 30, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 10 months and 29 days
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