On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1979

Historical Events

  • Gold hits record $303.85 an ounce in London
  • USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Deion Branch, American football player
  • Jared Hess, American film director and screenwriter
  • Jermaine Paul, American gospel and R&B singer, winner of "The Voice" (2012), born in Harriman, New York
  • Joey Mercury, American professional wrestler
  • Rick Baxter, American politician
1979 Highlights

About July 18, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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