On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1979

Historical Events

  • Estimated 109 cm (43") of rain falls in Alvin, Texas (national record)
  • Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn and its rings

Famous Birthdays

  • Erik Westrum, American ice hockey player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mageina Tovah, American actress (Joan of Arcadia), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Peter Sarno, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario
1979 Highlights

About July 26, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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