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
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Trucks, American guitarist and founder of Grammy Award-winning The Derek Trucks Band (Tedeschi Truck Band), born in Jacksonville, Florida
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Herb Polesie, producer/playwright (20 Questions), dies at 79
  • Louis Palange, American arranger, classical music and film score composer (Hollywood Panorama; King Dinosaur), and conductor, dies at 61

About June 8, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 3 months and 22 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