On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Sony introduces the Walkman, first popular portable cassette player
  • Stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6" of snow

Famous Birthdays

  • Forrest Griffin, American mixed martial artist

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Ward, African American actor (Death of a Salesman, Beacon Hill), dies of a heart attack at 64