What Happened on July 29, 1979

Historical Events

Golf Tournament

Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St. George's CC: Amy Alcott wins by 3 from Nancy Lopez for her first major title

Famous Birthdays

  • Karim Essediri, Tunisian footballer
  • Ronald Murray, American basketball player
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Todman, American television producer (b. 1916)

Herbert MarcuseHerbert Marcuse (1898-1979)

German-American communist philosopher (One-Dimensional Man, Eros & Civilization), dies at 81

1979 Highlights

About July 29, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 10 months and 3 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