What Happened on September 5, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • A's Matt Keough A's beats Brewers 6-1 for 1st win after 14 straight losses, ended 1978 with 4 loses (1 shy of the record 19)
  • Canada puts its first gold bullion coin on sale
  • Earl Mountbatten's Ceremonial Funeral held in Westminster Abbey
  • Iranian army occupies Piranshahr

Sport awardTennis Open

Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open quarterfinals

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Famous Birthdays

  • George O'Callaghan, Irish footballer, born in Cork, Ireland
  • John Carew, Norwegian footballer, born in Lørenskog, Norway
  • Stacey Dales, Canadian basketball player and sportscaster, born in Collingwood, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (b. 1884)