On This Day

June 3, 1979 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • 33rd Tony Awards: "Elephant Man" and "Sweeny Todd" win
  • Ixtoc I rig in the Gulf of Mexico blows, spilling 3 million barrels of oil in one of the worst oil spills in history

Deaths in History

  • Arno Schmidt, German writer, dies at 65