On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

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