What Happened on August 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Broadway Opry '79" closes at St James Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway
  • Washington, D.C. trial attorney Edward Bennett Williams buys MLB's Baltimore Orioles from Jerold Hoffberger for reported $12.3 million

Famous Birthdays

  • Reuben Kosgei, Kenyan athlete

Famous Deaths

  • Thurmon Munson, NY Yankee, killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32