June 1979 calendar

June 1979

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1979?


  • 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
  • 03 Jun 1979 A blowout at the Ixtoc I oil well in the southern Gulf of Mexico causes at least 3,000,000 barrels (480,000 m) of oil to be spilled into the waters, the second-worst accidental oil spill ever recorded.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1979?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Hot Stuff
  2. - Love You Inside Out
  3. - Ring My Bell
  4. - Reunited
  5. - We Are Family

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Sunday Girl
  2. - Are 'Friends' Electric
  3. - Ring My Bell
  4. - Silly Games
  5. - Dance Away


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1979?

There'S No Such Place As Far Away by Richard Bach

There'S No Such Place As Far Away


Rae Hansen, a five-year-old girl from Texas, invited Richard Bach to her fifth birthday party. Rae and Richard were separated by thousands of miles, through storms, deserts, mountains, and even a thousand miles.

A Necessary Woman by Helen Van Slyke

A Necessary Woman


A WOMAN'S POINT OF DECISIONMARY Farr Morgan seemed to have it all: a handsome husband and a brilliant career. She also had great looks and was full of vitality. Only she could see her hunger for a man who could …

How To Get Whatever You Want Out Of Life by Dr. Joyce Brothers

How To Get Whatever You Want Out Of Life


Psychologists have accumulated a lot of information about people. What causes them to be angry? What frustrates them? What makes them smile with joy?

Good As Gold by Joseph Heller

Good As Gold


Bruce Gold, a Jewish, middle-aged professor of English literature, is on the verge of a great career in politics. It's not too soon as Gold longs for it.

The Powers That Be by David Halberstam

The Powers That Be


David Halberstam's powerful account of "The Powers That Be", which is brimming with the conflicts, personalities, and ambitions that changed the media from something that just followed the news to something that created it, is riveting.