What Happened on July 7, 1979

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Anastasios Gousis, Greek sprinter, born in Corfu, Greece
  • Carl Breeze, British racing driver, born in King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • D P Conyngham, cricketer (one Test for South Africa), dies
  • Dalton Conyngham, South African cricket medium-pace bowler (1 Test, 2 wickets; Natal, Transvaal, Western Province), dies at 82

About July 7, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 3 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