On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1979

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

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

Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist Paul Volcker
Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist
Paul Volcker
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

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? 41 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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