What Happened on July 2, 1979

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Susan B. Anthony dollar is issued, 1st US coin to honor a woman

Famous Birthdays

  • Diana Gurtskaya, Georgian singer

Joe Thornton (44 years old)

Canadian NHL center, (#1 draft pick Boston Bruins 1997; San Jose Sharks; Olympic gold 2010), born in St. Thomas, Ontario

  • Sam Hornish, Jr., American race car driver
Born in 1979
1979 Highlights

About July 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Dominion Day (Canada)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
  • UK #1 Song: Are 'Friends' Electric? - Tubeway Army