June 2nd, 1979

June 2nd, 1979, fell on a Saturday. It was day 153 of 1979. The decade was the 1970s.

41 years, 5 months and 25 days have passed since June 2nd, 1979.


On This Date

Events that occurred on June 2nd, 1979:

  • American actor Jim Hutton dies of liver cancer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 2nd, 1979:

  • United States: Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
  • United Kingdom: Sunday Girl - Blondie

Take Me Back!

The date is June 2nd, 1979 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Currently, people are enjoying their 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. 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Happy Days", "The Jeffersons", "The Muppet Show" and "Quincy, M.E.". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout" and "Space Invaders". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "Happy Days", "Mork & Mindy" and "Diff'rent Strokes".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Etch A Sketch", "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Dungeons & Dragons" and "Hungry Hungry Hippos".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on June 2nd, 1979.

  • 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.

  • Ruhollah Khomeini.

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

  • 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.

  • The Doobie Brothers - "What a Fool Believes"

    "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers would go on to win a Grammy for 1979's Song of the Year.

  • Kramer vs. Kramer

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 41 years, 5 months and 25 days have passed since June 2nd, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 2nd, 1979, will be 41 years of age.
  • People born in 1979 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 297126000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around June 2nd, 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.
  • June 1st, 1979: The Seattle SuperSonics win the 1979 NBA Finals after they defeat the Washington Bullets 4-1.
  • 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 26th, 1979: The James Bond film Moonraker (1979) is released in cinemas.
  • July 1st, 1979: The Walkman cassette player is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 2nd, 1979, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: June 2nd, 1979 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

1979 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

1979 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1979:

  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Simon (memory game)
  • Shogun Warriors
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of June:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of June:

  • Republic Day (Italy)

US President

Who was the US President on June 2nd, 1979?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 2nd, 1979?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on June 2nd, 1979 was probably conceived around the 23rd of August, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 2nd, 1979 is the 11th of March, 1980. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

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

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about June 2nd, 1979.

  • 15,154 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,309,309,200 seconds have passed since the June 2nd, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,527,527,400 times.
  • Since June 2nd, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 675,603,547,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 218,218,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 112,600,591 steps. That's about 50,045 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,711,710 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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