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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 1979.
The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on July 1979: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1979?


Events

  • 01 Jul 1979 Stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6 of snow
  • 02 Jul 1979 Susan B Anthony dollar is issued, 1st US coin to honor a woman
  • 03 Jul 1979 U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
  • 04 Jul 1979 Algerian ex-President Ben Bella freed
  • 06 Jul 1979 86th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (64 64)
  • 08 Jul 1979 Congo adopts constitution
  • 09 Jul 1979 Dr Walter Massey is named director of Argonne national Lab.
  • 10 Jul 1979 Chuck Berry sentenced to 4 months for $200,000 in tax evasion
  • 11 Jul 1979 US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia and disintegrates
  • 12 Jul 1979 Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park, causes fans to go wild and causes White Sox to forfeit 2nd game of a doubleheader to Tigers
  • 13 Jul 1979 George Harrison releases Faster
  • 15 Jul 1979 Morarji Desai resigns as Premier of India
  • 16 Jul 1979 Premier / President al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein
  • 17 Jul 1979 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
  • 18 Jul 1979 Gold hits record US$303.85 an ounce in London, England.
  • 19 Jul 1979 2 supertankers collide off Tobago-260,000 TONS of oil spill
  • 21 Jul 1979 108th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 283 at Royal Lytham
  • 22 Jul 1979 Pat Meyers wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
  • 23 Jul 1979 George Brett gets his 1,000th hit
  • 24 Jul 1979 President Carter names Paul Volcker, President of Federal Reserves
  • 25 Jul 1979 109 cm rainfall at Alvin Texas (state record)
  • 26 Jul 1979 Estimated 109 cm (43 inches) of rain falls in Alvin, Texas (national record).
  • 28 Jul 1979 Dave Kingman becomes 6th to have a second three home run game.
  • 29 Jul 1979 7th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Amy Alcott
  • 31 Jul 1979 But Never Jam Today opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 7 performances

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Music charts

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Movies

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Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley

Country: United States of America

The Wanderers

The Wanderers

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, John Friedrich, Toni Kalem

Country: United States of America

The Last of the Knucklemen

The Last of the Knucklemen

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Tim Burstall

Starring: Gerard Kennedy, Michael Preston, Peter Hehir, Dennis Miller

North Dallas Forty

North Dallas Forty

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Nick Nolte, Charles Durning, Mac Davis, Dayle Haddon

Books

Which were the most popular books released in July 1979?
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Lauren Bacall By Myself by Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall By Myself

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"In a word, LAUREN BACALL BY MYSELF is terrific...one of the real-life heroines of our time...and she wrote this book as she lived it."BOSTON

To Set The Record Straight by John J. Sirica

To Set The Record Straight

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To Set the Record Straight: The Break-in, the Tapes, the Conspirators, the Pardon, by Sirica, John J.

Shibumi by Trevanian

Shibumi

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Nicholai Hel is the world’s most wanted man. Born in Shanghai during the chaos of World War I, he is the son of an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German

The Powers That Be by David Halberstam

The Powers That Be

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Crackling with the personalities, conflicts, and ambitions that transformed the media from something that followed the news to something that formed it, "The Powers That Be" is David Halberstam's forceful account

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill

Hanta Yo

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Stated first edition.