On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJack Haley

Jack Haley [John Joseph], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Ford Star Revue), dies of a heart attack at 81

Actor Jack Haley
Jack Haley

1979 Highlights

About June 6, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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