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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

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Country: United States of America

Hamlet

Hamlet

Directed by: Grigori Kozintsev

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina, Yuriy Tolubeev

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Country: United States of America

North by Northwest

North by Northwest

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Country: United States of America

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 1979?
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The Pigeon Project by Irving Wallace

The Pigeon Project

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The Secret. Every man and woman has dreamed of it. Now it's within reach.. and they'll do anything to possess it.

A Necessary Woman by Helen Van Slyke

A Necessary Woman

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A WOMAN’S VOYAGE OF DECISIONMary Farr Morgan seemingly had everything—a handsome husband, a brilliant career, good looks, superb vitality. Only she knew of her aching hunger—for a man who could make

Broca'S Brain by Carl Sagan

Broca'S Brain

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Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent

Ghost Story by Peter Straub

Ghost Story

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In life, not every sin goes unpunished. GHOST STORY For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth

Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest

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Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was