On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
  • All star MVP: Dave Parker (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 v India at Edgbaston
  • Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle flees to Miami
  • Sebastian Coe runs world record 3:49 mile in Oslo
  • Simone Veil becomes chairman of European Parliament

Famous Birthdays

  • 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