What Happened on July 21, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Sport awardGolf Major

British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Spaniard Seve Ballesteros wins by 3 from Jack Nicklaus & Ben Crenshaw; Nicklaus runner-up for record 7th time

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer Jack Nicklaus
Golfer
Jack Nicklaus
  • National Women's Hall of Fame (Seneca Falls, NY) dedicated

Famous Birthdays

  • David Carr, American football player
  • Tamika Catchings, American basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Renn, German writer, dies at 90