Historical Events 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