June 11th, 1979

June 11th, 1979, fell on a Monday. It was day 162 of 1979. The decade was the 1970s.

41 years, 5 months and 23 days have passed since June 11th, 1979.


On This Date

Events that occurred on June 11th, 1979:

  • Actor John Wayne passes away from stomach cancer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 11th, 1979:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is June 11th, 1979 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. 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, Ring My Bell by Anita Ward 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Barnaby Jones", "The Jeffersons", "Wonder Woman" and "The Muppet Show". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout" and "Space Invaders".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Pink Panther Show", "Battle of the Planets" and "Mork & Mindy". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Star Wars action figures", "Water Ring Toss" and "Cabbage Patch Kids".


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 11th, 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 41 years, 5 months and 23 days have passed since June 11th, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 24 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 11th, 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 297903600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around June 11th, 1979:

  • 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 2nd, 1979: American actor Jim Hutton dies of liver 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.
  • July 10th, 1979: Chuck Berry is sentenced to four months in prison for tax evasion.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 11th, 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 11th, 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 11th of June:


US President

Who was the US President on June 11th, 1979?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 11th, 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 11th, 1979 was probably conceived around the 1st of September, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 11th, 1979 is the 20th 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 11th, 1979.

  • 15,152 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,309,136,400 seconds have passed since the June 11th, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,527,325,800 times.
  • Since June 11th, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 675,514,382,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 218,189,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 112,585,730 steps. That's about 50,038 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,709,637 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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