July 1979 calendar

July 1979

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1979?


  • 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
  • 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
  • 01 Jul 1979 Sony introduces the Walkman.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1979?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Ring My Bell
  2. - Bad Girls
  3. - Hot Stuff
  4. - Good Times
  5. - We Are Family

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Are 'Friends' Electric
  2. - Silly Games
  3. - C'mon Everybody
  4. - I Don't Like Mondays
  5. - Girls Talk


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1979?

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx

The Complete Book Of Running


This article discusses the psychological benefits of running. It also addresses self-esteem and how running can help you cope with tension and pressure.

The White Album by Joan Didion

The White Album


The White Album was first published in 1979. It records the turmoil and aftermaths that took place in the 1960s. The White Album examines key figures and trends from the era, including Charles Manson and the Black Panthers.

Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe

Class Reunion


Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Circle


The Matarese are an international group of criminals that will in no time take over the world. Two rival spies are able to stop them: Talaniekov and Scofield, CIA.

Shibumi by Trevanian



Nicholai Hül is the most wanted man in the world. He was born in Shanghai during World War I chaos. His parents were an aristocratic Russian mother, and a mysterious German father.