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

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Australian David Graham wins on the 3rd playoff hole against Ben Crenshaw

Baseball Record

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

  • Varetta Shankle (Miss), crowned 12th Miss Black America

Hall of Fame

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


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? 43 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bad Girls - Donna Summer
  • UK #1 Song: I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats