On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1979

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

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Kessel, French journalist and novelist (b. 1898)
  • Keith Godchaux, American pianist (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31
1979 Highlights

About July 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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