Historical Events on August 3, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Fastest jai-alai shot (188 mph), Jose Arieto at Newport Jai Alai, Rhode Island
  • 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
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site