On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1979

Historical Events

Baseball Record

George Brett gets his 1,000th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Kessel, French journalist and novelist (b. 1898)
1979 Highlights

About July 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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