What Happened on July 7, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats American Roscoe Tanner 6-7, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 for his 4th consecutive Wimbledon title

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner

Famous Birthdays

  • America Martin, model (Not macaroni & cheese, cheese & macaroni)
  • Anastasios Gousis, Greek sprinter
  • Carl Breeze, British racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • D P Conyngham, cricketer (one Test for South Africa), dies