What Happened on August 5, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "But Never Jam Today" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Government of Mauretania signs peace treaty with Polisario

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate European Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Phillies Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single

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 in Hall of Fame

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Famous Birthdays

  • David Healy, Northern Irish footballer