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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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Rear Window

Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States of America

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Country: United States of America

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

Directed by: James Gunn

Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

Country: United States of America

The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

Country: United States of America

The Mirror

The Mirror

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Oleg Yankovskiy

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in July 1979?
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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.

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman

A Distant Mirror

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Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

The Island by Peter Benchley

The Island

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Suspense, treasure hunting, murder, intrigue...A classic mystery novel. One of Benchley's finest.

The White Album by Joan Didion

The White Album

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First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era―including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and

The Bronx Zoo by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock

The Bronx Zoo

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A behind the scenes expose of Yankee's teammates including Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson and the baseball owner George Steinbrenner.