On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Rock 'n' roll musician Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry

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

Famous Deaths

  • Forrest [Asa Earl] Carter, American author and segregationist speech writer, dies at 53
1979 Highlights

About June 7, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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