What Happened on August 6, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 61st PGA Championship: David Graham shoots a 272 at Oakland Hills, Michigan
  • Marcus Hooper, 12, is youngest person to swim English Channel

Famous Deaths

  • Kurt Kasznar, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), dies at 65
  • Kurt Kaszner [Serwicher], Austrian actor (Kiss Me Kate, Lili, Casino Royale), dies of cancer at 65