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June 11, 1979

June 11, 1979, was a Monday. It was 45 years and 7 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on June 11, 1979?

  • Actor John Wayne passes away from stomach cancer.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on June 11, 1979:

  • United States: "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer
  • United Kingdom: "Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward

The Billboard Hot 100 on June 11, 1979

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Love You Inside Out - Bee Gees
  • Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
  • We Are Family - Sister Sledge
  • Reunited - Peaches & Herb
  • Just When I Needed You Most - Randy Vanwarmer
Play the top singles from 1979
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1979. Take a trip back to the days of Donna Summer, ABBA, Bob Seger and the Bee Gees.
Alien

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Alien" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date occurred 16,444 days ago. Approximately 548 months have passed. It was the 162nd day of 1979, in week 24. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on June 11, 1979, are now 45 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 183 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to June 11, 1979

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is June 11, 1979, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

The summer of 1979 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer is at the top of the singles charts, while "Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward is the number-one song in the UK. Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie Alien is at the top of the box office.

Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Jeffersons", "The Love Boat", "Dallas", and "The Dukes of Hazzard". 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Alfred Hitchcock, Ian Curtis, Dorothy Stratten, and Steve McQueen would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout", and "Space Invaders".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Sesame Street", "The All New Popeye Hour", and "Mork & Mindy". Children are playing with toys such as Battleship (game), Big Jim (action figure), Micronauts, and Simon (memory game).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 11, 1979.

  • John Wayne passes away.

    John Wayne passes away

    On June 11th, 1979, actor John Wayne died from cancer at the age of 72.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.
  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman

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

    Kramer vs. Kramer

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

    Ruhollah Khomeini

    The leader of the Iranian Revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini, was named Time Person of the Year 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.
  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the second half of the 1970s.
  • Disco music.

    Disco music

    Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. Nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on June 11, 1979.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around June 11, 1979.

  • May 12, 1979: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after beating Manchester United 3-2. Alan Sunderland scores a late 88th minute winner.
  • May 25, 1979:
    • Ridley Scott's film Alien (1979) is released in cinemas.
    • 273 people are killed after American Airlines Flight 191 crashes in Chicago.
    • "Boy on the Milk Carton": Six-year-old Etan Patz is kidnapped in Manhattan, New York City.
  • May 30, 1979: Football: Nottingham Forest win the European Cup after defeating Malmo FF 1-0.
  • May 31, 1979:
    • The Muppet Movie (1979) is released.
    • The radio station "2FM" airs in Ireland for the first time.
  • June 1, 1979: The Seattle SuperSonics win the 1979 NBA Finals after they defeat the Washington Bullets 4-1.
  • June 2, 1979: American actor Jim Hutton dies of liver cancer.
  • June 4, 1979:
    • Conservative leader Joe Clark becomes the new Prime Minister of Canada.
    • The first episode of Bosco is aired in Ireland.
  • This date: June 11, 1979
  • June 15, 1979: The film Rocky II (1979) is released.
  • June 20, 1979: ABC TV news correspondent Bill Stewart and his interpreter Juan Espinosa are killed by a Nicaraguan National Guard soldier.
  • June 22, 1979: UK politics: Former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe is found not guilty of attempting kill male model Norman Scott.
  • June 25, 1979: NBA draft: The Los Angeles Lakers pick Magic Johnson.
  • June 26, 1979: The James Bond film Moonraker (1979) is released in cinemas.
  • July 1, 1979: The Walkman cassette player is released.
  • July 10, 1979: Chuck Berry is sentenced to four months in prison for tax evasion.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 11, 1979, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 11, 1979 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on June 11, 1979

TV audiences were watching the following shows on June 11, 1979:

TV shows from June 1979.

The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
WKRP in Cincinnati
WKRP in Cincinnati
Taxi
Taxi
Dallas
Dallas
The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk
The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Chips
Chips
Soap
Soap
Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough
Three's Company
Three's Company
Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels

Cars in 1979

1979 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Citation, the Volkswagen Jetta, the Honda Civic (second generation), the Datsun Bluebird (910), the Vauxhall Astra, and the Dodge St. Regis.

Cars in 1979.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in June 1979

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes
Mork & Mindy
Mork & Mindy
Battle of the Planets
Battle of the Planets

The All New Popeye Hour
The All New Popeye Hour
Godzilla
Godzilla
The New Fantastic Four
The New Fantastic Four
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
The All-New Super Friends Hour
The All-New Super Friends Hour
The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
Bagpuss
Bagpuss
Happy Days
Happy Days
Toys

Toys in 1979

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell
Simon (memory game)
Simon (memory game)
Shogun Warriors
Shogun Warriors
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss
The Atari 2600
The Atari 2600
Star Wars action figures
Star Wars action figures
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Lego Technic
Lego Technic
Stretch Armstrong
Stretch Armstrong
Micronauts
Micronauts
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in June 1979.

Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders
Breakout 1976
Breakout
Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight

Were you born on June 11, 1979?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out June 11, 1985, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 11.

Henry Hill

Henry Hill

Mobster / FBI informant Deceased
Born on June 11, 1943
He turned 36 on this day in 1979.

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Actor
Born on June 11, 1959
He turned 20 on this day in 1979.

Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage

Actor
Born on June 11, 1969
He turned 10 on this day in 1979.

Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn

Jackass member Deceased
Born on June 11, 1977
He turned 2 on this day in 1979.

Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson

Actor
Born on June 11, 1978
He turned 1 on this day in 1979.

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf

Actor
Born on June 11, 1986
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on June 11, 1979.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 11, 1979 was most likely conceived around September 18, 1978.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 11, 1979 is close to March 3, 1980.

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Stats for June 11, 1979

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about June 11, 1979:

  • 16,444 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,349 weeks have passed.
  • 1,420,761,600 seconds have passed since June 11, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,657,555,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 733,112,985,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 236,793,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 122,185,498 steps. That's roughly 54,305 miles.
  • 17,049,139 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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