What Happened on July 15, 1979

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
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Mexican politician (President of Mexico 1964-70), dies of cancer at 68

About July 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 2 months and 10 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