On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1979

Historical Events

  • IRA bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

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

Famous Birthdays

Kevin Hart

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

  • 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? 42 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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