On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1979

Historical Events

  • 2 supertankers collide off Tobago-260,000 tons of oil spill
  • Maritza Sayalero, 18, of Venezuela, crowned 28th Miss Universe
  • Nicaragua Liberation Day; Sandinistas take over from Anastasio Somoza Debayle
  • Patricia Harris becomes sect of HEW

Famous Birthdays

  • Dilhara Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer, born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Luke Young, English footballer
  • Rick Ankiel, Baseball pitcher/ outfielder
1979 Highlights

About July 19, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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