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June 1st, 1979.

June 1st, 1979, was a Friday. It was day 152 of 1979. The decade was the 1970s.

42 years and 12 days have passed since June 1st, 1979.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On this day.

What happened on June 1st, 1979?

  • The Seattle SuperSonics win the 1979 NBA Finals after they defeat the Washington Bullets 4-1.

Born on June 1st, 1979.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Markus Persson: Minecraft creator.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 1st, 1979.

  • United States: Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
  • United Kingdom: Sunday Girl - Blondie
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Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 1st, 1979 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Hot Stuff by Donna Summer is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Sunday Girl by Blondie is the number one hit song.

Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States and Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, clothes have become baggier and pants have become less flared. Sports clothing and the "disco look" are both popular at the moment. Women are wearing sundresses, strapless tops with t-shirts, shoulder pads, cardigans, knee-length skirts and daisy dukes. Meanwhile, men are wearing tracksuits, flare jeans, low-top sneakers and untucked collared shirts. Because it's 1979, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Blondie, Gloria Gaynor, M, Donna Summer, Patrick Hernandez, The Knack and Rod Stewart.

Ridley Scott's film "Alien" is currently being shown in movie theaters. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Welcome Back, Kotter", "Wonder Woman", "The Incredible Hulk" and "The Dukes of Hazzard". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout" and "Space Invaders".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Pink Panther Show", "The Muppet Show" and "Diff'rent Strokes". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars action figures, the Atari 2600 and Cabbage Patch Kids.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on June 1st, 1979.

  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman.

    In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more and more common.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1979?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1979?

    The best NBA players in 1979 were Moses Malone, Marques Johnson, Elvin Hayes, George Gervin and Paul Westphal.

  • Who were the best football players in 1979?

    Who were the best football players in 1979?

    In 1979, the best soccer players were Kevin Keegan, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Ruud Krol, Manfred Kaltz, Michel Platini, Paolo Rossi, Trevor Francis, Liam Brady, Zbigniew Boniek, Zdenek Nehoda, Kenny Dalglish and Allan Simonsen.

  • Kramer vs. Kramer.

    Kramer vs. Kramer.

    "Kramer vs. Kramer" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1979.

  • The Doobie Brothers - "What a Fool Believes"

    The Doobie Brothers - "What a Fool Believes"

    "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers won a Grammy for 1979's Song of the Year.

  • 1979 in movies.

    1979 in movies.

    Movies released in 1979 included Kramer vs. Kramer, The Amityville Horror, Rocky II, Apocalypse Now, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Alien, 10, The Jerk, Moonraker, The Muppet Movie, Monty Python's Life of Brian and The Warriors.

  • Ruhollah Khomeini.

    Ruhollah Khomeini.

    The leader of the Iranian Revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1979.

  • 1979 in music.

    1979 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1979 included The Knack, Donna Summer, Chic, Rod Stewart, Peaches & Herb, Gloria Gaynor, Village People, Anita Ward, Robert John and The Bee Gees.

  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates.

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 42 years and 12 days have passed since June 1st, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 1st, 1979, will be 42 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1979 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 297039600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 1st, 1979.

  • May 4th, 1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes the United Kingdom's first female prime minister.
  • May 8th, 1979: 10 people die after a fire breaks out at a Woolworth's store in Manchester, England.
  • May 12th, 1979: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after beating Manchester United 3-2. Alan Sunderland scores a late 88th minute winner.
  • May 25th, 1979: Ridley Scott's film Alien (1979) is released in cinemas.
  • May 25th, 1979: 273 people are killed when American Airlines Flight 191 crashes in Chicago.
  • May 25th, 1979: "Boy on the Milk Carton": Six-year-old Etan Patz is kidnapped in Manhattan, New York City.
  • May 30th, 1979: Football: Nottingham Forest win the European Cup after defeating Malmo FF 1-0.
  • May 31st, 1979: The Muppet Movie (1979) is released.
  • May 31st, 1979: The radio station "2FM" airs in Ireland for the first time.
  • This date: June 1st, 1979
  • June 2nd, 1979: American actor Jim Hutton dies of liver cancer.
  • June 4th, 1979: Conservative leader Joe Clark becomes the new Prime Minister of Canada.
  • June 4th, 1979: The first episode of Bosco is aired in Ireland.
  • June 11th, 1979: Actor John Wayne passes away from stomach cancer.
  • June 15th, 1979: The film Rocky II (1979) is released.
  • June 20th, 1979: ABC TV news correspondent Bill Stewart and his interpreter Juan Espinosa are killed by a Nicaraguan National Guard soldier.
  • June 22nd, 1979: UK politics: Former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe is found not guilty of attempting kill male model Norman Scott.
  • June 26th, 1979: The James Bond film Moonraker (1979) is released in cinemas.
  • July 1st, 1979: The Walkman cassette player is released.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 1st, 1979, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 1st, 1979 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Dukes of Hazzard - American television series.
  • Mork & Mindy - Comedy TV show about an alien called Mork. Starring Robin Williams.
  • Taxi - American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
  • Dallas - Soap opera.
  • The Incredible Hulk - Starring Lou Ferrigno.
  • The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
  • Chips - TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
  • Soap - Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.
  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
  • Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
  • Quincy, M.E. - TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.
  • Charlie's Angels - TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.

Kid's TV shows on June 1st, 1979.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1979.

  • Diff'rent Strokes
  • Mork & Mindy
  • Battle of the Planets
  • The Muppet Show
  • Happy Days
  • Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
  • Sesame Street
  • The Pink Panther Show
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • Captain Kangaroo

Popular toys and games in 1979.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1979.

  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Simon (memory game)
  • Shogun Warriors
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • The Atari 2600
  • Star Wars action figures
  • Lego Technic
  • Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
  • Micronauts
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.
  • Breakout - Arcade game published by Atari.
  • Gun Fight - Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1979.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out June 1st, 1985 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 1st of June.

  • June 1st, 1926: Marilyn Monroe (Actress / Model) (Deceased)
  • June 1st, 1937: Morgan Freeman (American actor) turned 42 on this day in 1979.
  • June 1st, 1973: Heidi Klum (German model) turned 6 on this day in 1979.

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on June 1st, 1979.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 1st, 1979.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 1st, 1979 was most likely conceived around the 22nd of August, 1978.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 1st, 1979 is close to the 10th of March, 1980.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 1st, 1979.

  • A total of 15,353 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,193 weeks have passed.
  • 1,326,499,200 seconds have passed since the June 1st, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,547,582,400 times.
  • Since June 1st, 1979, the earth has travelled approximately 684,473,587,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 221,083,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 114,078,931 steps. That's about 50,702 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,917,990 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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