What Happened on June 7, 1979

Historical Events

  • 52nd National Spelling Bee: Katie Kerwin wins spelling maculature
  • Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
  • Portugal government of Mota Pinto resigns

Music History

Rock 'n' Roll singer-songwriter and guitar legend Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion

1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne McClain, American army officer and NASA astronaut (Soyuz MS-11), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Hilary Lunke, American golfer (US Open 2003), born in Edina, Minnesota
  • Kevin Hofland, Dutch footballer
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Forrest [Asa Earl] Carter, American author and segregationist speech writer, dies at 53

About June 7, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 25 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