What Happened on July 21, 1979

Historical Events

British Golf Open

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

  • National Women's Hall of Fame (Seneca Falls, NY) dedicated

Famous Birthdays

  • David Carr, American football quarterback (2002 NFL Draft: #1 pick Houston Texans), born in Bakersfield, California
  • Luis Ernesto Michel, Mexican soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; CD Guadalajara 252 games), born in El Grullo, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Tamika Catchings, American basketball player (Indiana Fever), born in Stratford, New Jersey
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Renn, German writer, dies at 90

About July 21, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bad Girls - Donna Summer
  • UK #1 Song: Are 'Friends' Electric? - Tubeway Army