Events in Sport in August 1979

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

5th Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate European Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

26th Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Person-of-interestPerson 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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 Cham Ilie Năstase
Tennis Cham
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