Historical Events on August 3, 1979

About Aug 3, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 3 months and 15 days

Historical Events

  • Fastest jai-alai shot (188 mph), Jose Arieto at Newport Jai Alai, Rhode Island

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sam Snead, at 67 years, 2 months and 7 days sets the record for the oldest player to make the cut in a major - PGA Championship at Oakland Hills CC

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site