On This Day

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

TV Show Appearance

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Alfons Vranckx, Belgian politician, dies at 72
1979 Highlights

About June 30, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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