Events in Sport in August 1979

Sport awardGolf Tournament

5th Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate European Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

5th Phillies Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Hall of fameHall of Fame

5th Willie Mays, Warren Giles, & Hack Wilson inducted in Hall of Fame

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 6th 61st PGA Championship: David Graham shoots a 272 at Oakland Hills Mich
  • 11th Phillies Tug McGraw gives up record 4th grand slam of year
  • 12th Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin
  • 19th Sally wins LPGA Barth Golf Classic Little
  • 21st Mets win a protested game against Astros, 5-0
  • 24th NFL fans (60,916) choose old Patriots logo over new
  • 25th California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2

Sport awardGolf Tournament

26th Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

30th Ian Botham makes 1000 runs/100 wkts in Tests in his 21st match

Cricketer Ian Botham
Ian Botham
  • 30th Kathy Horvath (14y5d) is youngest to play in US Tennis Open, she loses

Sport awardTennis Open

30th Wildest US Tennis Open match, McEnroe defeats Ilie Năstase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nastase was defaulted by the umpire then reinstated

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • 31st 16 yr old Tracy Austin defeats 14 yr old Andrea Jaeger at US Open Tennis
  • 31st Phillies replaces manager Danny Ozark with Dallas Green