On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1979

Historical Events

  • 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
  • All star MVP: Dave Parker (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Sports History

David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 v India at Edgbaston

  • Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle flees to Miami

World Record

Sebastian Coe runs world record 3:49 mile in Oslo

  • Simone Veil becomes chairman of European Parliament

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendan James, American piano player, and singer-songwriter born in Derry, New Hampshire
  • Mike Vogel, American actor (Under the Dome), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Doug Meintjes, South African cricket pace bowler (v England 1922-23), dies
1979 Highlights

About July 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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