Events in Sport in June 1979

  • 1st 33rd NBA Championship: Sea Supersonics beat Wash Bullets, 4 games to 1

Sport awardGolf Tournament

3rd Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 9th 111th Belmont: Ruben Hernandez aboard Coastal wins in 2:28.6
  • 9th Phillies wear burgundy uniforms for 1st & last time

Sport awardGolf Tournament

10th 25th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 10th Balt Orioles pull their 8th triple play (5-4-3 vs Cleve)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

11th 78th Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Victor Pecci (6-3, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player Victor Pecci
Tennis Player
Victor Pecci

Event of interestEvent of Interest

11th 78th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (6-2, 6-0)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

12th Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 14th Canada all out for 45 runs in Cricket World Cup v England, in 40.3 overs
  • 14th NY Giants Willie McCovey 513th HR is an NL lefty record

Event of interestEvent of Interest

16th Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 17th 79th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 284 at Inverness Club in Toledo
  • 17th Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
  • 18th Sri Lanka beat India by 47 runs in Cricket World Cup upset
  • 19th In NYC 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as manager of the New York Yankees

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

22nd Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • 23rd West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup
  • 24th Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

24th Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland & steals his 1st base

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

27th Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final (it isn't)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali