On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India
  • US Open Women's Golf, Brooklawn CC: Jerilyn Britz wins her first LPGA Tour event (and only major), 2 shots ahead of runners-up Debbie Massey and Sandra Palmer

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Frei, Swiss footballer
  • Laura Benanti, American musical theatre actress

Famous Deaths

  • Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, President of Mexico (b. 1911)