What Happened on July 31, 1979

Historical Events

  • "But Never Jam Today" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 7 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • B. J. Novak, American actor (Inglourious Basterds), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Carlos Marchena, Spanish footballer and coach, born in Las Cabezas de San Juan, Spain
  • J. J. Furmaniak, American baseball player
  • Jade Kwan, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Per Krøldrup, Danish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Beatrix Lehmann, British actress (Candles at Nine, Staircase), dies at 76
1979 Highlights

About July 31, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 6 months and 8 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