What Happened on July 14, 1979

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear Test

Famous Birthdays

  • Axel Teichmann, German cross-country skier, born in Saalburg-Ebersdorf, East Germany
  • Bernie Castro, Dominican baseball player, born in Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Scott Porter, American actor (Friday Night Lights - "Jason"; Hart Of Dixie - "George"), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Famous Deaths

  • George De Witt, American TV host (Name that Tune), dies at 56
1979 Highlights

About July 14, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bad Girls - Donna Summer
  • UK #1 Song: Are 'Friends' Electric? - Tubeway Army