On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1979

Historical Events

  • "The Source," 1st computer public information service, goes on-line
  • Mariners draft Al Chambers #1
  • Wings release "Back to the Egg" album

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Trucks, American guitarist and founder of Grammy Award-winning The Derek Trucks Band (Tedeschi Truck Band), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Luis Ernesto Michel, Mexican football player
  • Pete Orr, Canadian baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Herb Polesie, producer/playwright (20 Questions), dies at 79
  • Louis Salvador Palange, American composer, arranger, and conductor dies at 61
1979 Highlights

About June 8, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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