What Happened on July 28, 1979

Historical Events

Sports History

Dave Kingman becomes 6th to have a 2nd 3 HR game

  • France performs nuclear Test

Famous Birthdays

  • Birgitta Haukdal, Icelandic singer, born in Húsavík, Iceland
  • Lee Minwoo, Korean singer (Shinhwa), born in Namwon, South Korea

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Shadwell, British conductor (BBC Variety Orchestra, 1936-46), and bandleader dies at 81
1979 Highlights

About July 28, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bad Girls - Donna Summer
  • UK #1 Song: I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats