On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1979

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Suffragette Susan B. Anthony
Suffragette
Susan B. Anthony

Famous Birthdays

  • Diana Gurtskaya, Georgian singer

Person of interestJoe Thornton

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

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton
  • Sam Hornish, Jr., American race car driver
1979 Highlights

About July 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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