On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1979

Historical Events

Sports History

Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR

Appointment of Interest

US President Jimmy Carter names Paul Volcker as Chairman of the Federal Reserve


Famous Birthdays

  • Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, French tennis player
  • José Valverde, American baseball player
  • Lee Si-yeon, South Korean actress
  • Rose Byrne, Australian actress
  • Stat Quo [Stanley Benton], American rapper, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Valerio Scassellati, Italian racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Archie Duncan, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes), dies at 65
1979 Highlights

About July 24, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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