What Happened on July 16, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Premier/pres al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Mihm, American basketball player
  • Jayma Mays, American actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Kim Rhode, American double trap and skeet shooter (Olympic Gold: 1996, 2004 & 2012), born in Whittier, California

Olympic Gold Shooter Kim Rhode
Olympic Gold Shooter
Kim Rhode

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Deller, English countertenor (b. 1912)
  • James F Mcintyre, archbishop of Los Angeles, dies at 93