On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1979

Historical Events


Sport awardBritish 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

Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major 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, born in Bakersfield, California
  • Tamika Catchings, American basketball player (Indiana Fever), born in Stratford, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Renn, German writer, dies at 90
1979 Highlights

About July 21, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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