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Notable Historical Events in 1979 on the 6th

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament

1979Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House

Historical Events in 1979 on the 6th
Date Event
Jan 6
The Village People's Y.M.C.A becomes their only UK No.1 single. At it's peak it sold over 150,000 copies a day 
Feb 6
Supreme court of Lahore affirms death sentence against premier Bhutto 
May 6
Fred Markham set a bicycle speed record of 818 kph over 200 m 
May 6
Louis LaRusso II's "Knockout" premieres in NYC 
May 6
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament 
May 6
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jun 6
200th running of horse's Derby in England 
Jun 6
Royal Air Force receives 1st F-16 
Jun 6
Willie Horton becomes 43rd player to hit 300 HRs in the majors 
Jul 6
86th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-4 6-4) 
Jul 6
IRA bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp 
Aug 6
61st PGA Championship: David Graham shoots a 272 at Oakland Hills Mich 
Aug 6
Marcus Hooper, 12, is youngest person to swim English Channel 
Sep 6
"Peter Pan" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 578 performances 
Oct 6
Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yds 1'9" 
Oct 6
Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House 
Nov 6
Ayatollah Khomeini takes over in Iran 
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