Historical Events on July 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
  • All star MVP: Dave Parker (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 v India at Edgbaston
  • Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle flees to Miami
  • Sebastian Coe runs world record 3:49 mile in Oslo
  • Simone Veil becomes chairman of European Parliament