What Happened on July 19th, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 2 supertankers collide off Tobago-260,000 TONS of oil spill
  • Maritza Sayalero, 18, of Venezuela, crowned 28th Miss Universe
  • Nicaragua Liberation Day; Sandinistas take over from Somoza
  • Patricia Harris, becomes sect of HEW

Famous Birthdays

  • Dilhara Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • Luke Young, English footballer
  • Rick Ankiel, Baseball pitcher/ outfielder