What Happened on July 23, 1979

Historical Events

Baseball Record

George Brett gets his 1,000th hit

Famous Birthdays

  • Perro Aguayo, Jr., Mexican professional wrestler (CMLL), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2015)
  • Ricardo Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver, born in Toledo
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Kessel, French journalist and novelist (Army of the Shadows), dies at 81
1979 Highlights

About July 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bad Girls - Donna Summer
  • UK #1 Song: I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats