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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 1979.
The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 1979: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1979?


Events

  • 01 Jun 1979 33rd NBA Championship: Sea Supersonics beat Washington Bullets, 4 games to 1
  • 02 Jun 1979 NASA launches space vehicle S-198.
  • 03 Jun 1979 Madwoman of Central Park West opens on Broadway
  • 04 Jun 1979 South-African President Vorster resigns due to scandal
  • 05 Jun 1979 Seychelles adopts constitution
  • 06 Jun 1979 Josef Mengeles corpse excavated in Brazil
  • 07 Jun 1979 52nd National Spelling Bee: Katie Kerwin wins spelling maculature
  • 08 Jun 1979 Mariners draft Al Chambers #1
  • 09 Jun 1979 111th Belmont: Ruben Hernandez aboard Coastal wins in 2:28.6
  • 10 Jun 1979 25th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
  • 11 Jun 1979 Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months
  • 12 Jun 1979 Opening ceremony at Cambridge Buddhist Association in Boston
  • 13 Jun 1979 Madwoman of Central Park West opens at 22 Steps NYC for 86 performances
  • 14 Jun 1979 New York Giants Willie McCovey 513th HR is an NL lefty record
  • 15 Jun 1979 1st space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds
  • 16 Jun 1979 Logical Song by Supertramp peaks at #6
  • 17 Jun 1979 Sarava closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 140 performances
  • 18 Jun 1979 US President Carter and Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev sign SALT II treaty
  • 19 Jun 1979 In New York 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as Yank mgr
  • 20 Jun 1979 Bill Stewart, ABC television news correspondant, and his interpreter Juan Espinosa are executed by a Nicaraguan National Guard soldier while attempting to film war destruction in Nicaragua. The murders are caught on tape, and the footage is later shown on news broadcasts.
  • 21 Jun 1979 Sri Lanka beat Canada by 60 runs to win the 1st ICC Trophy
  • 22 Jun 1979 Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 23 Jun 1979 Rock group The Knack releases "My Sharona".
  • 24 Jun 1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 25 Jun 1979 Got Tu Go Disco opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 26 Jun 1979 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final
  • 27 Jun 1979 Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities
  • 28 Jun 1979 OPEC raises oil prices 24%
  • 29 Jun 1979 Moonraker premieres in US
  • 30 Jun 1979 Got To Go Disco closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 8 performances

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Movies

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Escape from Alcatraz

Escape from Alcatraz

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau

Country: United States of America

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The Wanderers

The Wanderers

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, John Friedrich, Toni Kalem

Country: United States of America

Rocky II

Rocky II

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America

The Double McGuffin

The Double McGuffin

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Joe Camp

Starring: Dion Pride, Greg Hodges, Jeff Nicholson, Vincent Spano

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 1979?
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Good As Gold by Joseph Heller

Good As Gold

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Bruce Gold, a middle-aged, Jewish professor of English literature, finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics -- and not a moment too soon, as Gold yearns for

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman

A Distant Mirror

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Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

Sophie's Choice by William Styron

Sophie's Choice

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Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan …

The Island by Peter Benchley

The Island

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Suspense, treasure hunting, murder, intrigue...A classic mystery novel. One of Benchley's finest.