On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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