What Happened on July 6, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

86th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-4 6-4)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • IRA bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Kevin Hart, American comedian ("Laugh at My Pain"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • Nic Cester, Australian musician (Jet)
  • Nicolas Daniel Maricio, Prince of Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Van McCoy, singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle), dies at 35