On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1979

Historical Events

  • IRA bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova successfully defends her title beating Chris Evert Lloyd 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestKevin Hart

Kevin Hart, American comedian ("Laugh at My Pain", The Secret Life of Pets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • Nic Cester, Australian musician (Jet), born in Dingley, Melbourne, Australia
  • Nicolas Daniel Maricio, Prince of Netherlands, born in Utrecht, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Van McCoy, American musician and songwriter (The Hustle), dies of a heart attack at 39
1979 Highlights

About July 6, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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