On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1979

Historical Events

  • "But Never Jam Today" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Government of Mauretania signs peace treaty with Polisario
  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Australian David Graham wins on the 3rd playoff hole against Ben Crenshaw

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Philadelphia Phillies 3rd baseman Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single in a 5-2 home loss vs Pirates

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Varetta Shankle (Miss), crowned 12th Miss Black America

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Willie Mays, Warren Giles, & Hack Wilson inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Famous Birthdays

  • David Healy, Northern Irish footballer and manager (Linfield), born in Killyleagh, County Down
1979 Highlights

About August 5, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo