What Happened on July 5, 1979

Famous Birthdays

Amélie MauresmoAmélie Mauresmo (43 years old)

French tennis player (Australian Open, Wimbledon 2006), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

  • Shane Filan, Irish singer and songwriter (Westlife), born in Sligo, Ireland
  • Stiliyan Petrov, Bulgarian footballer, born in Mihaylovgrad, Bulgaria
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

Elizabeth RyanElizabeth Ryan (1891-1979)

American tennis player (26 Grand Slam doubles titles), dies at 87

  • Judson Laire, American stage and screen actor (I Remember Mama - "Papa"; Advise and Consent), dies at 76
1979 Highlights

About July 5, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
  • UK #1 Song: Are 'Friends' Electric? - Tubeway Army