What Happened on June 6, 1979

Historical Events

  • 200th running of horse's Derby in England
  • Royal Air Force receives 1st F-16
  • Willie Horton becomes 43rd player to hit 300 HRs in the majors
1979 History

Famous Deaths

Jack HaleyJack Haley (1898-1979)

American vaudevillle and screen actor, singer, and dancer (The Wizard of Oz -"Tin Man"; Higher and Higher), dies of a heart attack at 81

  • Janina Spychajowa-Kurkowska, Polish archer (record 5x women's world championships), dies at 78

About June 6, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 2 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