June 1, 1979 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Los Angeles passes its first homosexual rights bill
  • Rhodesian bishop Able Muzorewa becomes premier
  • Ted Coombs began a 5,193 mile roller skate from Los Angeles to New York City
  • The first black-led government of Rhodesia in 90 years takes power.
  • Vizianagaram district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Birthdays in History

  • Markus Persson "Notch", Video game programmer (Mojang, Minecraft), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Deaths in History

  • Werner Forssmann, German urologist (Nobel 1956), dies at 74