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Notable Historical Events in 1979 on the 6th

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

197986th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-4 6-4)

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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