On This Day

What Happened on July 22, 1979

Historical Events

  • 66th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

Famous Birthdays

  • James Mason [Atkins], British professional wrestler, born in London, England
  • Lucas Luhr, German racing driver
  • Yadel Martí, Cuban baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Hope Summers, actress (Clara - "The Andy Griffith Show"), dies at 78
  • Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (Budapest Honvéd), dies at 49
  • Soschtschenko, writer, dies at 83
  • Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American heavyweight boxer and actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 69
1979 Highlights

About July 22, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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