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

Jack Haley

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

1979 Highlights

About June 6, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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