On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball 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
  • Ricardo Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
  • Richard Sims, Zimbabwean cricketer

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Kessel, French journalist and novelist (b. 1898)
  • Keith Godchaux, American pianist (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31