Events in Sport in October 1979

  • 5th MLB National League Championship: Pittsburgh Pirates beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 0
  • 6th MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat California Angels, 3 games to 1
  • 7th Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns
  • 7th Debbie Massey wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic

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7th Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 7th 30th Formula One WDC: Jody Scheckter wins by four points
  • 10th Nordiques' Real Cloutier sets NHL record of a hat trick in 1st game
  • 14th Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

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14th NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

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15th NY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier

Basketball Player Walt Frazier
Basketball Player
Walt Frazier
  • 17th Pittsburgh Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 76th World Series
  • 20th John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 21st 10th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42
  • 21st Greta Weitz wins woman participation in NYC marathon (02:27:33)
  • 21st Ozzie Newsome begins NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
  • 27th Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds
  • 29th Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open